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The company behind DAPL- Energy Transfer Partners, is facing yet another legal battle over its proposed Rover pipeline in West Virginia. The Rover pipeline project is being challenged on religious grounds as the Hare Krishna community feels that the pipeline’s planned route could cut through sacred lands. The complaint states that the project infringes on religious […]

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BP has just announced that it is buying Clean Energy Fuels’ biomethane production facilities for $155 million. The deal reiterates the growing importance of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. As a fuel for natural gas vehicle fleets, it is estimated to result in 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions than from equivalent gasoline or diesel fueled vehicles. Alan […]

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The spell of unusually warm winter months in Chicago continues, with negligible snowfall (mere 0.6 inches!) recorded in the months of January and February. These two months are usually the coldest and snowiest months of the year. Through February 28, the city has gone 73 days without at least one inch of snow falling on […]

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Continuing his drive to repeal environmental laws, President Trump recently signed an executive order directing his administration to dismantle Obama’s clean water regulation. The 2015 rule, also known as “Waters of the United States”, gave the federal government authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands. The clean water rule was […]

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After Massachusetts, California is the next state to introduce a bill to derive 100% energy from renewable sources. A new bill introduced by state Senate leader Kevin de León would require the state to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. With the falling costs for solar and wind power, this might be an achievable goal […]

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With their googly eyes and snail-like shape, two super cute solar and hydro-powered trash interceptors- Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel have been cleaning Baltimore’s harbors. The city’s success with these trash eaters might soon spread to other cities too. Over a million pounds of trash has been pulled out of the water by […]

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Ex-President Barack Obama’s policies on climate and water pollution might be rolled back through new executive orders from current President Donald Trump. This clearly proves that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity, regardless of the fact that renewable energy could also account for major economic growth, if given a chance. One […]

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With President Trump at the helm of affairs, NASA might finally have to abandon its climate change research. The administration wants NASA to focus more on space missions and allocate more funds to that area while it wants ‘other’ agencies to take up climate change research. At a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing, […]

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Legislators in Hawaii are seriously contemplating a ban on the sale and use of sunscreens containing two chemicals – oxybenzone and octinoxate (except under medical prescription). Research has shown that while the use of sunscreen protects our skin from UV radiations, it could also be seriously damaging the coral reefs, an attraction that Hawaii is famous […]

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In yet another effort towards a sustainable future, Pueblo, Colorado and Moab, Utah, this week became the 22nd and 23rd cities in the U.S. to commit to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. On Monday, the Pueblo City Council approved a measure to power the community entirely with renewable sources of energy, such as wind […]

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