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Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Post Carbon Institute has published a report calling into question the production statistics touted by promoters of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight...Show More Summary

U.S. Tar Sands Action: Reports from the Front Lines in Utah

For the past five months, activists from the Utah Tar Sands Resistance have camped out on the sage-swept, high plateau lands known as PR Springs in eastern Utah. From the site—where the first tar sands mine in the United States is planned,...Show More Summary

Crude Oil Transport Project Halted In California After Environmentalists Sue

Back in August, DeSmog reported on California environmentalists stopping “stealth carbon bombs” in their communities. Now they're celebrating another victory as a dangerous—and illegal—crude oil transport project in Sacramento has been...Show More Summary

How Traditionalist Hayek Feared Science Would Lead to Socialism

Margaret Thatcher’s intellectual love affair with the economist Friedrich von Hayek continued despite divergent views on the importance of science, rationality and truth…  Margaret Thatcher presented a clear argument before the Royal Society in 1988: The free market economy depended on a sustainable natural ecology. Show More Summary

Climate Science Denialist Patrick Moore Tours Australia After Comparing Students to the Taliban

Canadian climate science denialist Patrick Moore is at the beginning of a tour around Australia speaking to audiences across the country. But here’s a warning.  If you do find yourself in the audience and don’t want to be compared to...Show More Summary

Wind Power Could Supply 25% of Global Electricity By 2050 — If Fossil Fuel Industry Doesn't Get in the Way

Wind power has become so successful that it could provide 25 to 30 per cent of global electricity supply by mid-century if vested interests don’t get in the way, according to a new report published Tuesday. The report — Global Wind Energy...Show More Summary

Uncertainty Over Tax Credits Causing Turmoil In Renewable Energy Sector

Uncertainty over the future of the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit—and Congressional inaction on both matters—could pose a serious challenge to development in the renewable energy sector. Wind energy had...Show More Summary

Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

This is a guest post by Joe Romm, republished with permission from the original on Climate Progress. Satellite observations of huge oil and gas basins in East Texas and North Dakota confirm staggering 9 and 10 percent leakage rates of heat-trapping methane. Show More Summary

Rail Industry Fights Speed Limits, Brake Regulation in Quest for Profits

Earlier this month Hunter Harrison, the CEO of Canadian Pacific told the Globe and Mail that he thought regulators have “overreacted” to the oil-by-rail disaster in Lac-Megantic that killed 47 people.  “ Lac-Mégantic happened, in myShow More Summary

New Short Film Exposes The Human Cost Of Coal Ash Dumping

The threats posed by coal ash are well known today, but not too long ago, the dangers of coal ash disposal were a dirty energy secret. For a large section of residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the dangers of coal ash were kept...Show More Summary

Hundreds of World’s Scientists Ask Stephen Harper to Return Freedom to Science in Canada

In an open letter published Monday more than 800 scientists are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end “burdensome restriction on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists.” The Harper government...Show More Summary

B.C. Ought to Consider Petronas’ Human Rights Record Before Bowing to Malaysian Company's LNG Demands

It should come as no surprise that Petronas expects B.C. to cave in to its demands to expedite the process of approving its Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal and natural gas pipeline, lowering taxes and weakening environmental regulations...Show More Summary

Politico Allows BP Exec To Mislead Public About Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Impacts

Geoff Morrell, the senior vice president of communications at BP, wants the whole country to know that the company’s negligence that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil geyser has not destroyed the Gulf of Mexico. And all of those fears...Show More Summary

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Chevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta-based Duvernay Shale basin to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company ( KUFPEC ) for $1.5 billion. It marked...Show More Summary

US Defense Secretary Hagel Outlines Military's Response to Climate Change "Threat Multiplier"

While U.S. politicians continue to disagree on global warming and its potentially catastrophic consequences, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just released a report saying climate change will have serious implications for national security. “...Show More Summary

Sacked Environment Minister Owen Paterson Provokes Widespread Disbelief

Sacked environment minister Owen Paterson has provoked derision and disbelief at his “perverse” call to scrap the Climate Change Act, according to a report by the Guardian newspaper. Paterson will present the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s...Show More Summary

New Report: Who Will Pay for the Costs and Damages of Climate Change?

Canadian oil and gas companies could be liable for billions of dollars of damages per year for their contribution to climate change caused by toxic greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published Thursday. The study looked at...Show More Summary

Sacked Environment Secretary Attacks Climate Change Act

Sacked environment secretary Owen Paterson will on Wednesday demand his government scrap the world-leading Climate Change Act, during a speech before the Global Warming Policy Foundation climate denial charity. Paterson (pictured) was...Show More Summary

Statoil to Drill Canada's First Deepwater Offshore Oil Well After Bailing on Alberta's Tar Sands

Climate campaigners and tar sands blockaders widely celebrated the announcement last month that the Norwegian energy company Statoil was halting plans for a multi-billion dollar tar sands project in Alberta, Canada. The company cited...Show More Summary

Air Quality Concerns Raised By Albany Residents Living Along Oil-By-Rail Tracks

Residents of the Ezra Prentice apartments in Albany, N.Y., have been complaining about air quality issues ever since the oil trains showed up in the Port of Albany two years ago. And recent testing by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ) has confirmed their fears. Show More Summary

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