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February 28 2013


European Climate Official Urges Keystone XL Veto

Killing a 1,700-mile pipeline intensely opposed by the environmentally minded would send "a very, very interesting global signal,” Connie Hedegaard says.
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August 16 2012


August 10 2012


August 09 2012


The Power of Images: California Maps Greenhouse Gases

California's air regulators have announced a tool for showing which plants release the most greenhouse gases, suggesting how data visualization could one day greatly inform public policy.

August 08 2012


Was It Hard, Our Year in the Woods? Yes and No.

Season by season, a family ultimately found the challenges surmountable while living off the grid in the Maine woods.

August 07 2012


July 24 2012


On Our Radar: Canadian Oil and China

British Columbia's premier says the environmental costs of the Northern Gateway pipeline project would outstrip any economic benefits.

July 22 2012


July 20 2012


E.P.A. to Consider Relaxing an Air Pollution Rule

The agency's review will affect five planned power plants in Georgia, Kansas, Texas and Utah.

On Our Radar: The Failed Climategate Inquiry

The British police said it was closing the e-mail theft case because there was no realistic chance of prosecuting anyone before a three-year statute of limitations ran out this November.

April 30 2012


E.P.A. Official Resigns Over 'Crucify' Comments

An official who spoke of seeking to "crucify" big polluters says that he does not want his remarks to distract people from the E.P.A.'s "important work."

April 27 2012


April 25 2012


On Our Radar: Urban Energy Patterns

Two M.I.T. students generate an interactive map that helps users understand energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in urban environments.

April 18 2012


E.P.A. Sets Air Standards for Fracking

The agency plans the first limits on emissions of methane, benzene, and volatile organic compounds from hydraulic fracturing.

April 17 2012


On Our Radar: Cautious Support for British Fracking

Experts recommend the use of a "traffic light" control system in which fracking operations are suspended if a red light indicates seismic activity beyond a certain threshold.

April 13 2012


Don't Kill the Electric Car

Though it's true that an electric vehicle's battery may be spewing a considerable amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, driving such a car still provides environmental benefits.

A New Oversight Panel on Fracking

President Obama calls for the creation of an interagency task force to ensure the "safe and responsible development" of natural gas drilling even though hydraulic fracturing is regulated at the state level.

April 03 2012


On Our Radar: A Soupçon of van Gogh?

Using advanced digital animation, scientists simulate ocean and sea-ice flows to better understand systems that move heat and carbon. The goal is to understand the ocean's role in future climate change.

March 30 2012

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