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General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson Discusses the Politics of the Chevy Volt with Fortune

General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson Discusses the Politics of the Chevy Volt with Fortune

Former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz recently took to his Forbes blog to defend the Chevy Volt, which has been under fire since GM announced plans to stop production for five weeks due to rising

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Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

A free public recycling program in Chicago was recently halted by Mayor Rahm Emmaunel, and the development has been causing quite a stir. The recycling cans were installed at some of the trendy Wicker

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House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

Last month, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted along party lines to cut funding allocations that enable NASA to study changing climate patterns through their Earth Science program.

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Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

In 2014, 39% of American electricity is generated from the burning of coal, down from 52.8% in 1997. Though the fuel source has been steadily declining from its late 20th century peak due to competition

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Texas Governor bans Texan cities and towns from banning fracking

Texas Governor bans Texan cities and towns from banning fracking

Fracking has been banned in by a significant number of nations, as well as by U.S. states and cities; hydraulic fracturing is a no-go in—among-others—Tasmania, Scotland, New York State, at least three

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Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Imagine. You’re in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent sunset or a black

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New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

Recently presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, together with Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison proposed a bill entitled the "End Polluter Welfare Act," in which they seek to bring an end to the federal

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Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

Just months after protecting 12.3 million acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling, the Obama administration has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast. CNN

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House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA’s study of earth science

House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA’s study of earth science

When Obama unveiled his proposed fiscal budget for the year 2016, not only did he request billions in funding for clean energy development and incentives, but he also set aside $1.947 billion for the

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PETITION: Tell presidential candidates to stop lying about climate change!

PETITION: Tell presidential candidates to stop lying about climate change!

In 2016, the American people will select a new president, and that person will face some of the most difficult challenges this world has ever seen. Climate change and the human impact on it are arguably

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.

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VIDEO: Massive Louisiana sinkhole creates ghost town now overrun by feral kittens

VIDEO: Massive Louisiana sinkhole creates ghost town now overrun by feral kittens

On August 2, 2012, a salt dome operated by the petrochemical company Texas Brine collapsed near Bayou Corne, Louisiana, creating a sinkhole that forced the entire town to evacuate. Since then it has

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Tesla inches closer to opening showrooms in New Jersey

Tesla inches closer to opening showrooms in New Jersey

Tesla celebrates a small win this week in New Jersey, where the Senate Commerce Commission voted unanimously (6-0) to approve a bill that would make an exception to the dealers-only car sales rule that

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Indian response to #beefban leads to one of world’s top trending hashtags

Indian response to #beefban leads to one of world’s top trending hashtags

In a country where cows are revered as holy, it may seem strange to learn that tens of thousands of people have taken to Twitter to decry a ban on beef. Indeed, citizens of India responding to

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Green Car Reports: Why one analyst thinks Tesla is doomed, the 2016 Volvo XC90 hybrid, and the perils of breaking up with fossil fuels

Green Car Reports: Why one analyst thinks Tesla is doomed, the 2016 Volvo XC90 hybrid, and the perils of breaking up with fossil fuels

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL Pipeline is no stranger to news headlines. Unfortunately, the headlines often mention the economy and only some vague kind of connection to the environment. In reality, the Keystone XL

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Congress passes Keystone XL bill despite Obama’s veto promise

Congress passes Keystone XL bill despite Obama’s veto promise

The Keystone XL pipeline just got one step closer to reality as Congress passed a bill approving the controversial project this afternoon. The bill passed with a vote of 270-152, and it will now head to

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Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats crossing party lines to show support for the $8 billion project that would

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address calls climate change the greatest threat to future generations

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address calls climate change the greatest threat to future generations

second-to-last State of the Union address http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu (is there a direct link to the archived video?)   Obama confirmed prior news reports that he would use the speech to

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Harvard snubs divestment activists by investing more ‘blood money’ in fossil fuels

Harvard snubs divestment activists by investing more ‘blood money’ in fossil fuels

“Blood money,” they’re calling it, and it’s a lot of blood—a total of $79.5 million that Harvard ploughed into oil and gas companies during the third quarter of 2015. That’s up by about a

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Obama’s veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold

Obama’s veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold

Good news for the environment: President Obama’s veto on the Keystone XL pipeline bill will likely stand, with the Senate being about four votes shy of being able to override his decision. Senator

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President Obama to veto the Keystone XL bill

President Obama to veto the Keystone XL bill

Senate Republicans have made it clear that their first order of business as the majority party in the 114th Congress will be to ram through a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline; a move

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eBay becomes 100th company to cut ties with climate-denying organization ALEC

eBay becomes 100th company to cut ties with climate-denying organization ALEC

eBay just announced on Twitter that it will not renew its membership with the controversial climate change-denying political group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). With this action, eBay

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New York just banned fracking!

New York just banned fracking!

New York just became the first state with sizable shale gas reserves in the United States to ban fracking. In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York cited health and safety

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James Inhofe: Barbra Streisand created ‘climate change hoax’

James Inhofe: Barbra Streisand created ‘climate change hoax’

When the Republicans take control of the Senate in January, one very, very terrifyingly dense individual is going to be handed the keys to the environment committee—Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), an

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Saying “NO” to the Keystone XL pipeline is just the first step in our environmental revolution

Saying “NO” to the Keystone XL pipeline is just the first step in our environmental revolution

If you've checked Facebook in the past week or so you probably know that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed in the Senate, despite aggressive attempts by Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to ensure its passing.

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Black Friday shopper numbers embarrassingly surpass voter turnout for the midterm elections

Black Friday shopper numbers embarrassingly surpass voter turnout for the midterm elections

Photo by Shutterstock It was a black day for American politics on November 2. Nearly twice as many people scrambled for Black Friday bargains than showed up to vote at the 2014 midterm elections. The

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Crucial UN Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima, Peru

Crucial UN Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima, Peru

UN climate change talks begin today in Lima, Peru, with national representatives meeting to hash out a draft agreement to present at the UN's Paris Summit in December, 2015. As you may recall, the 2009

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EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

This week the EPA announced a proposal for a drastic cut in ground-level ozone standards in the U.S. in a bid to prevent air-quality-related health issues and reduce environmental impacts. Currently, the

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UK’s Chief Scientist Compares Fracking to Thalidomide and Asbestos

UK’s Chief Scientist Compares Fracking to Thalidomide and Asbestos

The U.K. government's chief scientific adviser, Mark Walport, argues in his flagship annual report that there are many examples throughout history where the hasty adoption of new technology has had

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