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News Climate Change Energy Environment
November 28, 2018
The United States should stop funding the International Agency for Research on Cancer, says a new study, because its risk assessments and classifications are driven by political considerations not grounded in sound scientific methods.
November 26, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
A multi-year effort by federal, state, and local agencies to prop up an Oregon solar-panel manufacturer has ended in a shuttered factory, millions of taxpayer dollars down the drain, and a heavily polluted manufacturing site.
November 22, 2018
By Linnea Lueken
Construction of the first 40 miles of a new wall on the nation’s southern border is underway in California and New Mexico after U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel upheld waivers to various laws, including the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
November 19, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) ruled a Kansas utility may establish electric grid maintenance fees for customers with rooftop solar electricity generation.
November 16, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
Texas Gulf Coast oil terminals exported more crude oil than they received from foreign sources for the first time ever in April, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports.
November 15, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The price governments in developed countries impose on carbon dioxide emissions in order to meet their commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement are far too low to achieve the stated temperature target, a new report says.
November 15, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have replaced Obama-era rules targeting methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal land with regulations developed by Trump administration officials.
November 13, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal judge in Montana ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
November 12, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
New international rules governing maritime air emissions set to go into effect in less than 18 months are raising the prospect of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for oceangoing cruise ships and freighters.
November 8, 2018
By Tim Benson
The United States has “likely” become the largest crude oil producer in the world, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia.