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  • Michael Mann's counterstrike in the climate wars

     
    Climate change may have dropped off the national political agenda, but unfortunately that doesn't mean the problem has gone away. As of January, the Earth's atmosphere contained 393 parts per million of carbon dioxide. And rising. To understand why that'...
  • Clean natural gas? Not so fast, study says

     
    “Relying more on natural gas would reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, but it would do little to help solve the climate problem,” says Wigley, who is also an adjunct professor at the University of Adelaide in Australia. “It would be many...
  • Identifying the job killers [The conversation]

     
    It's hard to avoid the sense of defeat when there are four people for every job opening, a "green" jobs plan that's disappointed so far and the threat of a double-dip recession on the horizon. Even the fall TV lineup,......
  • Gas and diesel prices rising again; big oil earnings expected

     
    Prices are rising again after consumers experienced only modest decreases in costs in May and June. CA_grph In California, the average price of a gallon of gasoline climbed to $3.817, up from $3.803 a week ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report....
  • Gas drilling near Yellowstone: danger of another blowout?

     
    Last year's Deepwater Horizon disaster focused international attention on offshore well blowouts. But they happen more often onshore, with dangerous effect: release of flammable and toxic gases, spills of oil and drilling fluid, and plumes of...
  • As $4 Gas Approaches, Americans Buy Less

     
    The average price for a gallon of gas was up yet again over the weekend and is 11 cents higher than last week, settling at $3.77 nationally. At that rate we'll see $4 gas by early May, but drivers have......
  • Obama decision on polar bear status closely watched

     
    A long-simmering dispute about government protection of the polar bear has drawn in leading environmental law groups and the country’s most powerful business organizations. Both sides are concerned about the effect that a decision on the bear's status...
  • Shell Talks Gas Mileage and Latest Motor Oils

     
    Motor oil is moving ahead to GF-5. Why should you care? Well, it went on sale beginning Oct. 1, it protects engine and emissions components incrementally better than GF-4, and it???s responsible for roughly 0.2 percent better overall fuel economy,......
  • Gulf oil spill: Reaction to lifting of drilling moratorium is mixed [Updated]

     
    Reaction to the Obama administration's move to lift the 4-month-old moratorium on deep-water drilling was swift Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute welcomed the move but asked for swift approval of permits: While we are pleased that the Interior...
  • U.S. Gasoline Demand at Lowest Level in Six Years

     
    A sluggish economy and an overall increase in the fuel efficiency of the U.S. vehicle fleet have reduced demand for gasoline to levels not seen since June 2004, according to the American Petroleum Institute. In June, the U.S. needed 9.18......
  • Why 2 million (promised) green jobs couldn't sell a climate bill

     
    From the early days of the Obama administration, environmentalists believed that they had found the message to carry them to victory in what promised to be a grueling debate over energy and climate policy. It was this: At a time......