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Attack on Saudi facility exposes world economy's 'Achilles heel' 17.9.2019 LA Times: Business

The attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure knocked out more than half of all production capacity in the world's largest oil exporter.

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Oil prices jump following drone attack on Saudi oil facilities 16.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's the largest one-day surge in crude prices in years. Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the strikes, but the U.S. says Iran played a key role. Iran denies involvement.
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Oil jumps the most ever after attack cuts Saudi Arabian supplies 16.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Global oil prices surged the most on record after a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility removed about 5% of global supplies, an attack the U.S. has blamed on Iran.

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Iran dismisses U.S. allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks 16.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Iran calls the U.S. accusation that it was behind an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure part of Washington's policy of "maximum lies."

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Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension 16.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as Iran denied U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remained high over Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal.
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Editorial: Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse 15.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Do you understand the causes and effects of climate change? Here is what you can do to help.

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Editorial: Surviving climate change means an end to burning fossil fuels. Prepare yourself for sacrifices 15.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Technological advances could one day claw back some of the carbon and other greenhouse gases we've already emitted. But it would be foolhardy to count on them.

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Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites 14.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
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Here are the winners and losers on climate policy in 2019 13.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
State lawmakers this year made it easier to get renewables in some parts of the country, but others gutted clean energy expansion.
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Feds finalize plan to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Interior Department has released its final plans to allow a pristine Alaska wildlife refuge to be leased for oil drilling.

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Summer smog review: new analysis shows continued challenges to air quality 12.9.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF intern Jayne Stevenson) Summer brings sunshine, fun, and outdoor adventures – but unfortunately, it also brings smog that causes serious health problems for many American families. We have made significant progress delivering healthier summer air, but many families still find themselves sidelined by ground-level ozone pollution – commonly called […]
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T. Boone Pickens, iconic oil tycoon, dead at 91 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The legendary energy executive, whose name symbolized big oil, died Wednesday at age 91. He founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments.
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Oil tycoon and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens dies at 91 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

The oil tycoon led bids to take over Gulf, Phillips and Unocal, and late in his career became a champion of renewable energy.

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Los Angeles OKs a deal for record-cheap solar power and battery storage 11.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Eland solar contract had been delayed due to concerns raised by the city electrical workers union.

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The growing concern over stranded assets 10.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As with so many climate-related topics, the hypothetical is rapidly turning into the hypercritical.
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Policy News: September 29, 2019 9.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Multi-society Letter on Foreign Influence Sixty scientific societies respond to increased scrutiny of foreign influence and espionage in science. Administration Finalizes Endangered Species Act Regulations, Environmental Groups Challenge Changes in Courts Changes would allow agencies incorporate economic considerations into listing decisions and reverse a rule that automatically gives threatened species similar protections ...
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Wisconsin tribe joins groups opposed to Superior gas plant 7.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is worried that the Nemadji Trail Energy Center would damage local wetlands, contribute to climate change and promote hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Cuba Support Each Other in Fight Against U.S. Sanctions 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Iran's foreign minister said U.S. "economic terrorism" against Cuba, China, Russia, Syria, Iran and others "deliberately target civilians, trying to achieve illegitimate political objectives through intimidation of innocent people."
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Energy tax on Denver homes and businesses approved for 2020 ballot 5.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A proposed tax on energy usage is headed toward Denver voters' mailboxes after all. A resident-led initiative has collected enough signatures to make the November 2020 ballot, the city announced Wednesday.
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EPA’s proposal to rollback methane rules ignores scientific evidence, will lead to 5 million tons of methane pollution 4.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA’s proposal to rollback methane rules ignores scientific evidence, will lead to 5 million tons of methane pollution
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