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What is fracking and why is it controversial? 15.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Companies say shale gas could be recoverable from underneath parts of the UK, but why is drilling for it controversial?
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Power Play: Tiny East Timor Bets Big on Oil and Gas 13.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Sixteen years after East Timor secured its independence, the government in this tiny nation is gambling on a huge new refinery complex to help secure its economic future. If the project falls short, the former colony risks ending up at the mercy of foreign powers again.
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Bill McKibben on the 'valve-turners' and the future of climate activism 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Stopping global warming is "not on the menu." But the prominent environmentalist says activism will be crucial in fighting climate change as its effects worsen.
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US shares suffer sharpest drop in months 11.10.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
The technology-based Nasdaq index falls 4% and S&P 500 marks biggest one-day fall since early February.
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Germany Finds Local Coal Filthy and Irresistible 10.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Though Germany has championed the use of clean energy, a number of German coal mines are expanding—as the few remaining residents of one Saxon ghost town can attest.
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What does the UN climate change report mean for Minnesota? 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report details just how much scientists say we need to limit greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophe.
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Italy's Eni to Take Control of BP's Libya Assets Despite Insecurity 9.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Eni has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in BP’s assets in Libya and plans to resume oil exploration there, the Italian energy giant said Monday.
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Connection to Mother Earth Compels Indigenous Women to Protect It 8.10.2018 Truthout.com
Native women are striving for a bright horizon.

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Energy Conservation Jobs Come to Coal Country 7.10.2018 Truthout.com
A Kentucky program trains former coal miners in energy efficiency -- and rallies distressed communities.

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Trump EPA Plans to Weaken Mercury Regulations 3.10.2018 Truthout.com
Further proof that Wheeler and Wehrum are still working for coal millionaires.

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New Gulf Coast Fossil Fuel Projects Produce as Much Pollution as Coal 3.10.2018 Truthout.com
The projects release as much pollution as 29 coal-fired power plants running round the clock.

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Colorado Voters Will Weigh in on Drilling Distances From Homes and Schools 29.9.2018 Truthout.com
The ballot initiative would enhance the rights of Coloradans who live near oil and gas drilling.

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Study: Social cost of carbon emissions much higher than what U.S. is using 29.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The social cost of carbon estimates how much harm would result from emitting one ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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How BlackRock Rules the World 27.9.2018 American Prospect
(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) BlackRock CEO Larry Fink speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. A new pecking order has emerged on Wall Street. Big banks remain powerful and incredibly profitable—quarterly income has hit record levels throughout 2018, largely due to benefits from the tax cuts. But a decade of financial crisis, regulatory pressures, and (most important) new investing trends has transferred power to a few dominant asset management firms. As more Americans plow retirement savings into passive funds, the buy side has overtaken the sell side . Buoyed by an index fund collection called iShares that it purchased from Barclays, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $6.3 trillion of other people’s money under its control. BlackRock’s Aladdin risk-management system , a software tool that can track and analyze trading, monitors a whopping $18 trillion in assets for 200 financial firms; even the Federal Reserve ...
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Why Gov. Jerry Brown Stands in the Way of Climate Justice 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been hailed as a "climate leader." Here's why that's not true.

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U.S. Reliance on Obscure Imports From China Points to Vulnerability 24.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Chinese imports exempted from the U.S.’s initial tariff hit-list show how China has become an outsize global producer of relatively obscure industrial commodities—on which American industry has become reliant.
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North Carolina river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump 23.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gray muck was flowing into the Cape Fear River on Saturday from the site of a dam breach at a North Carolina power plant where an old coal ash dump had been inundated by Florence's floodwaters.
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Oil Giants Use Size to Overcome Fracking Challenges 20.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Shale drilling, once the province of small, scrappy operators, faces challenges including pipeline bottlenecks and rising costs. Now oil giants are using their size to tackle those problems.
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Hurricane Florence Unleashes Coal Ash, Sending Toxic Warning to EPA 19.9.2018 Truthout.com
Trump's EPA has been busy weakening waste storage rules for the coal industry.

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Like Hurricane Florence, Climate Policy Has Also Dangerously Stalled 19.9.2018 Truthout.com
Like meteorological stalls, climate policy stalls can be costly, dangerous and even life-threatening.

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