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Can Ecuador bring Chevron to justice?

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:00am
Justice delayed is justice denied. Chevron has the money to keep this case in the courts until many of the victims and maybe even their lawyers are dead.

Burn, baby burn!

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
Coming on the eve of Earth Day, Tuesday’s debate among the four Kentucky Republicans running for governor was downright dispiriting when it comes to climate change.

8 badass environmentalists you should know.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we're celebrating eight extraordinary women who have continuously advocated and rallied for our earth.

Plant flares could pump out more pollution than previously thought.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
A new method of estimating air pollution from flares at refineries and chemical plants could mean that earlier tallies substantially undercounted the tons of chemicals pumped into communities.

San Francisco on verge of smokeless tobacco ban, even at Giants games.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
Chewing tobacco — and spitting streams of brown juice — has been a part of baseball for decades, a ritual of the game passed down through generations of players.

After years of inaction, EPA tightens toxic air standard for oil refineries.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
A lawsuit by an advocacy group helped force an update of emissions standards for dangerous chemicals that went unchanged nearly 30 years.

Exxon Mobil to pay $5.07 million for 2013 Arkansas oil spill.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
Exxon Mobil Corp has agreed to pay $5.07 million to resolve allegations it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday.

Peru mining protests leave one dead, more hurt.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
Widespread protests in Peru’s southern province of Arequipa against a proposed copper mine on Wednesday left one dead and many more wounded, police said, as opponents say they will keep protesting until the mine project is canceled.

MCPS places controversial cellular towers at predominantly high-poverty schools, stats show.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
Opponents of cell phone towers like Janis Sartucci challenge Montgomery County Public Schools to provide the name of anyone who has specifically requested a cell phone tower be built next to their school.

Burn, baby burn!

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
Coming on the eve of Earth Day, Tuesday’s debate among the four Kentucky Republicans running for governor was downright dispiriting when it comes to climate change.

8 badass environmentalists you should know.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we're celebrating eight extraordinary women who have continuously advocated and rallied for our earth.

Dot Earth Blog: An Extraordinary Time-Lapse View of the Eruption of Chile’s Calbuco Volcano

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:50pm
A potent volcanic eruption in Chile lights up the sky and the Web.






Obama Uses a Visit to the Everglades to Press His Climate Agenda

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:08pm
The trip was also intended to sharpen a political contrast with Republicans in ways that will help the Democratic Party in the 2016 presidential race.






Oil Makes a Comeback in Pennsylvania

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:32pm
In the last decade, mining corporations have sought a new Pennsylvania fuel bonanza in the Marcellus shale fields.






Balancing Costs and Competition

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:32pm
Alternatives to fossil fuels are becoming even more enticing because of advances in technology that are lowering prices and improving efficiency.






Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:32pm
Ocean waves seem a promising source of renewable energy but remain largely experimental, though companies have developed various designs over the last two decades.






Research Suggests Pesticide Is Alluring and Harmful to Bees

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:15pm
Bees apparently preferred to consume sugar that contained a type of pesticide because the nicotine-like substance affected their brains.






Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:52pm
So-called flow batteries can provide energy steadily over time and last much longer than other types of storage.






Recycling Peanuts and Cracker Jack

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:52pm
Recycling at sports stadiums isn’t just for cans and bottles anymore. A growing number of teams are asking fans to also toss leftover food and biodegradable trays and cups, in recycling bins.






New Balance of Power

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:52pm
Shale drilling has not only transformed the United States from dependent consumer into a robust producer of oil, it is also transforming the price dynamics of the global market.






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