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Tesla releases some interesting data for (Middle) Earth Day

Tesla's news on the state of its electric vehicle fleet and energy products was released on Earth Day - focusing on the electric miles driven and the millions of tons of CO2 emissions saved from entering the atmosphere.

Coal continues its downward slide as more coal-fired plants close

More coal plant capacity was shuttered in the first 45 days of 2018 than in the entire first three years of the Obama administration, according to Sierra Club and Energy Information Administration (EIA) data.

Alberta unveils new rules on large carbon emissions industries

Alberta, Canada's main crude oil-producing province, unveiled new rules governing how it plans to charge large industrial carbon emitters including the oilsands sector, targeting a 19 percent cut in emissions by 2030.

Alberta sets aside $1.4 billion to help reduce carbon emissions

Calgary - Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions. The government said the funding, spread over seven years, will make it easier for industries to invest in new technologies.

Netherlands going forward with thorium reactor research

The first phase of a Salt Irradiation Experiment (SALIENT) has begun at the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group in Petten, a nuclear research facility along the North Sea coast in the Netherlands.

New device set to make washing machines lighter

Nottingham - A new device for washing machines is set to make the household appliances lighter, require less energy and reduce carbon emissions too.

Global companies abandon Canada's oil sands for greener pastures

In the last year, five multinational energy companies have sold off close to $25 billion of their assets in Canada's oil sands holdings to domestic companies, leaving experts to wonder if the exodus will continue.

Shell CEO urges industry to switch to cleaner energy sources

Houston - Shell CEO Ben van Beurden, speaking at the 2017 CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Texas on Thursday, said the oil and gas industry risks losing public support if progress is not made in the transition to cleaner energy.

U.K. carbon emissions fall after record drop in coal use

New figures released by Carbon Brief shows the UK's CO2 emissions fell by 5.8 percent in 2016, after a record drop of 52 percent in the use of coal.

Trump poised to do away with coal lease ban and Clean Power Plan

Senior White House officials continue to leak information to the press and this latest leak is a doozie - Trump plans on rescinding the federal coal leasing ban and the Clean Power Plan by executive order next week.

Waters off North America's west coast affected by climate change

The ocean chemistry along North America's West Coast is changing rapidly because of global carbon dioxide emissions and action needs to be taken now to mitigate the effects of these changes.

Carbon emissions highest since time of the dinosaurs

A new study looks at changes in the Earth's temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide since the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It found that humans were responsible for carbon release 10 times faster than any event recorded.

Canada's weather extremes — But you ain't seen nothin' yet

Canada is a country of weather extremes, from bone-numbing cold to scorching heat and drenching rains to droughts. But as the old-timers say, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.

Severe droughts could lead to loss of butterflies in parts of UK

Changes in the environment, as well as habitat loss are affecting butterflies in Southern Britain to the extent that they could disappear within the next 35 years, according to new research.

Op-Ed: Obama climate policy is a lie as long as we export our coal

Fossil fuel trade in the U.S. has flourished under President Barack Obama, and coal exports have sky-rocketed. In the past six years alone, our energy companies have sent more coal overseas than ever before.

Report warns how climate change threatens U.S. economy

Washington - The U.S. economy could face major, systemic disruption due to climate change unless legislators and businesses alike take urgent action to reduce climate risk, says a new report released this week.

Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

West Lafayette - The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.

Microwave harvesters could pluck electricity out of thin air

Durham - Researchers recently perfected a prototype device to produce electricity. It scavenges microwaves in the atmosphere that would otherwise be dispersed. Its function could be compared to harvesting energy out of thin air.

Huge population drift augurs as climate change alters ecosystems

Potsdam - Climate change is likely to transform landscapes worldwide, affecting most of Earth’s forests and agriculture — and it isn’t a far future scenario, says a new report. Profound changes in the world’s ecosystems could happen less than 90 years hence

Al Gore: Media scared to death to use the word 'climate'

During an interview with James Bennett of the The Atlantic Cities magazine on Monday night, Al Gore, continued to champion global warming, and at the same time, condemned news media coverage on climate change, calling it "pathetic."

Climate change: Just how hot will it get in your lifetime?

The UN is about to publish an exhaustive examination of climate change. The science is predicting dangerous temperature rises in our future. Now there's an interactive guide to find out just how hot it will get in your lifetime, unless there is change.

Nissan reveals world's fastest electrically powered super-car

With the price of gasoline approaching $4-per-gallon, Nissan plans on changing the mindset we have on electrical cars with their latest concept super-car.

Harper: Oil shipped by rail riskier than relatively safe pipeline

New York - President Obama is nearing a decision on the XL Keystone pipeline. Opposition has been growing and environmentalists expect the president to put his money where his mouth is. Canada's PM Stephen Harper says that all the facts support the pipeline.

Op-Ed: Green energy — Portugal’s 70% from renewables shows how it’s done

Portugal’s national electricity grid concessionaire, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) recently announced that renewable energy made up 70% of total consumption for the first quarter of 2013.

Op-Ed: The slippery slope of climate change science

New York - The main argument for stopping development of the Alberta oilsands is based on increased green house gases emissions. Canada's Natural Resources Minister John Oliver came under fire for apparently casting doubt on climate change science. Is he wrong?

Op-Ed: Alberta — Alison Redford's high stake Washington game

Washington - Alberta Premier Alison Redford made her fourth trip to Washington, D.C. this week in an effort, according to her, to tell Alberta's story on the oilsands and Alberta's environmental record. Her desperate high stakes game is not likely to change minds.

Op-Ed: Long awaited data on Alberta oilsands to be rolled out next week

Ottawa - The Canadian and Alberta governments are expected to publish their long awaited data on the Alberta oilsands. Pressures from environmentalists, the desire to get approval on pipeline projects have forced the two governments to get their act together.

Op-Ed: Keystone Pipeline — Why Cdn politicians lobby US decision makers

Ottawa - As the decision on the XL Keystone pipeline approaches, Canadian politicians are making a final pitch to US lawmakers in an attempt to convince them that Canada has cleaned up its act when it comes to carbon emissions.

Capturing Carbon Dioxide — Could sea urchins provide the answer?

Newcastle-on-tyne - A natural process involving carbon capture has been discovered by accident by researchers at Newcastle University in the UK. Researchers found that sea urchins could process carbon dioxide from the oceans to grow their exoskeletons.
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Warming permafrost softens coastlines  making it more vulnerable to wave action and promoting erosio...
Warming permafrost softens coastlines, making it more vulnerable to wave action and promoting erosion along the Arctic coast of Alaska. A large block of ice-rich permafrost has detached from the mainland and will quickly disintegrate (photo: Christopher Arp).
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Herbert Diess says he is "very sorry" for people who will lose their jobs
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Portugal is researching wave-power as part of its renewable energy mix - a Pelamis wave energy converter during the final tests at the port of Peniche
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The original Lafayette meteorite 'discovered' in a geological collection in 1931, is classed as a Martian meteorite having originated from Mars.
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File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln  Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln, Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
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American Apparel shop in Paris, France soon to have darkened windows at night.
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Ferrybridge Power Station in Yorkshire, UK. Energy production remains one of the biggest emitters of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.
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A farmer surveys his dry pond bed in Ashely, Illinois.
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