When it comes to the war on its notoriously bad air, China is never short of novelties. A company in Beijing recently revealed plans to test drones that would be used to eliminate smog in polluted skies, part of an Continue →
Two massive pipeline projects with a combined value of $19 billion passed key hurdles this week — a striking reminder that the fight over Keystone XL is just the beginning of what promises to be a long Continue →
TeaLeafNation uses China's dominant search engine Baidu's search history to finish half-written questions about different provinces in China. They plot the stereotypes onto an interesting map about China. For example, Beijing was associated with “smog” and Xinjiang was considered as “being chaotic”. Continue →
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Nearly two months after Freedom Industries’ leaky chemical storage tank on the Elk River in West Virginia contaminated the Continue →
The Mauritanian capital Nouakchott witnessed violent clashes [en] between security forces and an angry crowd. The story is that anonymous people tore up the Quran, the holy book of Islam, in one of the city's mosques. As a result of this confrontation, Continue →
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A joint legislative committee public hearing on a bill designed Continue →
On Tuesday, Climate Progress broke the story of Chipotle Inc.’s guacamole warning. If weather events “associated with global climate change” continue, the company said, the availability of some of its ingredients may dwindle. If that happens, Chipotle Continue →
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday argued that President Obama needs to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline because of the crisis in Ukraine.
While one component of the drama in the region is over natural Continue →
This winter, a strange sickness has been spreading through the Caribbean. In St. Martin alone, where the disease was first detected in December, there have been over 500 confirmed cases and another 3,200 people are believed to have contracted Continue →
CREDIT: AP Photo / Bob Leverone
Solar photovoltaics were the second-largest source of new electricity generation in 2013, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The numbers, collected by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), show the Continue →
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The term environmental refugee has taken on new meaning in China as wealthy residents of Continue →
According to a new study out of California, taxing carbon emissions at a whopping $200 per ton would create more jobs in the state than business-as-usual.
The report was commissioned by Citizens Climate Lobby and carried out by Continue →
The authorities in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, have decided that expensive foreign trees are the best replacement for the hundreds of decade-old sycamores they fell annually. According to Ozodagon [ru], a local news agency, the authorities have imported over Continue →
In an unprecedented move, the President’s Science Advisor, Dr. John P. Holdren, has published a devastating 6-page debunking of one of the country’s leading climate confusionists, Roger Pielke Jr.
I’ll excerpt Holdren’s comprehensive critique, “Drought and Global Climate Change,” below. Continue →
The UK has been hit hard by major flooding over the last few months, weather one Met Office scientist called the “most exceptional period of rainfall in 248 years.” Now, new research says extreme floods could become Continue →
Ricey Wild, a Native American blogger at the Indian Country Today, writes about wolf slaughtering in Minnesota, USA.
[...]My beloved friend Melissa came to get me last month to rally against the wolf hunt in Minnesota and everywhere. We went way Continue →
The importance of the role of scientific research in the economy of the world's countries is rarely disputed. However this impact is mostly indirect, or direct but with only a long-term impact, due to the benefits of scientific discoveries. So Continue →
Maldivian blogger Hani Amir writes about the traditional fishing methods of the reef fishermen of Maldives which include catching tons of fish with their hands, instead of nets or rods. The bloggers also sheds light on how they are being Continue →
According to local advocates, the Los Angeles City Council has just passed a ban on fracking within its jurisdiction.
Technically known as hydraulic fracturing, fracking involves pumping a chemical fluid mix down a newly drilled well, in order Continue →
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The fire at Victoria, Australia’s Hazelwood coal mine started started February 9, Continue →
Voters in Louisiana, Alaska, Arkansas and North Carolina overwhelmingly support Environmental Protection Agency regulations to limit carbon pollution — even after hearing arguments for and against the regulations — according to a poll released Thursday by Harstad Continue →
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When heat waves wracked Australia at the start of the year, driving up electricity demand, the presence Continue →
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North Carolinians are pressuring Duke Energy to clean up the 35 million gallons of coal ash that spilled into the Dan River earlier this month.
On Tuesday, about 100 protesters gathered outside Duke Energy to Continue →
CREDIT: Dirk Adams for Montana
Dirk Adams, a former educator, banker and current rancher, is a Democrat running for the Montana Senate seat long held by Democrat Max Baucus, but he’s not looking to follow in Baucus’ footsteps.
During Continue →