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Four Of 10 Fracked Wells In Pennsylvania Are Projected To Fail

This undated handout frame grab taken from video, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shows bubbling due to impaired cementing in an unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania. CREDIT: AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of...

Posted July 6, 2014    

Renewables Projected To Add Triple The Capacity Of New Fossil Fuel Plants By 2030

CREDIT: AP/Matt YoungThe “world is already adding more renewable-energy capacity each year than fossil fuel capacity,” Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) explained earlier this year. And BNEF’s just-released 2030 Market Outlook projects that...

Posted July 3, 2014    

A New Wind Turbine Generates Back The Energy It Takes To Build It In Just 6 Months

A new study finds that wind turbines have an energy payback of 6 months, which is comparable to the best solar photovoltaic systems. In other words, in their first six months of operation, large wind turbines produce the same total amount of energy...

Posted July 2, 2014    

Climate Stories You Missed While Watching The World Cup

CREDIT: ShutterstockSo you filled in coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s tweeted note to get out of work. And you decided that seeing images of all the flooding in Brazil at the site of the U.S.-German match filled your quota of climate news for the day.Well,...

Posted June 30, 2014    

World Bank: Fighting Climate Change Would Boost Global Economy Up To $2.6 Trillion A Year

Expanding public transit in India is one of the policies recommended in the new World Bank report. CREDIT: ShutterstockAn important new World Bank report concludes that just a few key policies aimed at cutting carbon pollution would boost the global...

Posted June 26, 2014    

Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A 'Climate Crash' With A Carbon Tax

Former Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisThere is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.”What’s amazing isn’t so much...

Posted June 24, 2014    

Hottest Spring On Record Globally, Reports Japan Meteorological Agency

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported Monday that March-May was the hottest in more than 120 years of record-keeping. It was also the hottest May on record.This is especially noteworthy because we’re still waiting for the start of El Niño....

Posted June 21, 2014    

Krugman: In The Real War On Coal, The Mining Industry Won And Workers Lost

CREDIT: EIAPaul Krugman has another column in the New York Times explaining that slashing carbon pollution has a small economic impact while “the consequences will be terrible if we don’t take quick action.”For those raising concerns about the...

Posted June 14, 2014    

7 Reasons America Should Succeed On Climate Change

One of the country’s best wonks, Vox’s Ezra Klein, has gone defeatist on climate change with his piece, “7 reasons America will fail on climate change.” He invites a reply, and this is mine.I have praised Vox’s recent climate coverage. But to see...

Posted June 10, 2014    

Two Steps Remain Before Obama Can Claim A Genuine Climate Legacy

CREDIT: ShutterstockThe Obama Administration took the most serious step toward limiting carbon pollution of any in history. And besides its proposed rules for power plant carbon pollution, the White House has already helped bring about an explosion...

Posted June 7, 2014    

Krugman: Climate Action Is 'Remarkably Cheap,' New EPA Rules Would Give 'U.S. Economy A Boost'

CREDIT: ShutterstockNobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explains for the umpteenth time that climate action is super cheap — and that even the pro-pollution U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees.What would be the cost to the U.S. of moderate carbon...

Posted June 1, 2014    

Yale Poll: Americans Much More Worried About 'Global Warming' Than 'Climate Change'

Do we finally have the answer to the age-old (decade old?) question of what term is better for climate hawks to use: “global warming” or “climate change”?In new polling by the Climate Change Communication efforts of Yale and George Mason, “global...

Posted May 31, 2014