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World Pollutionwatch: A breath of not-so-fresh air 29.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
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North Dakota’s oil boom is bringing in cash, but it’s also attracting the drug trade 29.9.2014 Washington Post
Tribal police Sgt. Dawn White is racing down a dusty two-lane road — siren blaring, police radio crackling — as she attempts to get to the latest 911 call on a reservation that is a blur of oil rigs and bright orange gas ...
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British firm Ineos accused of bribes and bulldozers approach to fracking 28.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The company is offering 6% of future shale gas revenues to those sitting on reserves or affected by their extraction One of Britains biggest industrial firms has been accused of taking a bribes and bulldozers approach to fracking after unveiling a multi-billion pound plan to compensate landowners and local communities affected by its plans to use the controversial drilling technique . Jim Ratcliffe, the 61-year-old industrialist who founded the chemical giant Ineos, is promising to hand more than 6% of future shale gas revenues to those sitting on the reserves or affected by their extraction, in an effort to replicate efforts in the US where shale gas has created scores of new millionaires. The situation in America contrasts starkly with that of the UK, where efforts to develop the controversial new energy source have been delayed by landowners, environmental groups and the planning ...
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A rare Arctic land sale stirs concerns in Norway 28.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Assurances have done little to calm a frenzy of speculation in Norway about China seeking a permanent foothold in the Arctic, a region of growing geopolitical and economic significance.
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A rare Arctic land sale stirs concerns in Norway 28.9.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Assurances have done little to calm a frenzy of speculation in Norway about China seeking a permanent foothold in the Arctic, a region of growing geopolitical and economic significance.
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Pennsylvania gas drillers drawing less fresh water, but concerns remain on timing, location 27.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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EPA approves power-plant plan 27.9.2014 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – Federal regulators have signed off on a settlement that calls for shutting down part of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest.The Environmental Protection Agency approved the settlement agreement Friday, clearing a major regulatory hurdle for...
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FactChecking the Arkansas Senate Race 26.9.2014 FactCheck
The Arkansas Senate race between Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton began for us in June 2013 -- just six months into the new Congress -- with an article that carried the headline "It's Groundhog Day for Fact-Checkers." It hasn't gotten much better for fact-checkers since then.
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Siemens: we will be in fossil fuels 'for the really long-term' 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Coal still key to future growth despite strong focus on renewables, says company

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Fracking trespass law changes move forward despite huge public opposition 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ministers reject 40,000 objections to allow fracking below homes without owners permission

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Filipino-British company to drill for gas in disputed sea with or without Chinese partner 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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How Australia Became the Dirtiest Polluter in the Developed World 26.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They've had environmental regulations on the books since colonial times. And in 2007 they elected a party and a prime minister running on a "pro-climate" platform, with promises to sign the Kyoto Protocol and pass sweeping environmental reforms. All of which makes sense for a country that is already suffering the early effects of global warming. And yet, seven years later, Australia has thrown its environmentalism out the window—and into the landfill. The climate-conscious Labor Party is out, felled by infighting and a bloodthirsty, Rupert Murdoch–dominated press that sows conspiracy theories about climate science. In its place, Australians elected the conservative Liberal Party, led by a prime minister who once declared ...
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Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US over mismanagement; largest deal of its kind 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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6 ways to talk climate with a Republican 26.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
On the sidelines of the massive People's Climate March last weekend in New York, I met an unassuming couple who were on vacation from Texas, the land of oil and gas.
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Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe.
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Judge sentences Walker to 25 years in Bixby fraud 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Founder of alternative energy firm committed “a magnificent fraud” against investors, judge said.
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Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant? 25.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Heart of New Caledonia to power 750 homes in French overseas territory, reports BusinessGreen

An extraordinary heart-shaped solar farm is set to be built on the Pacific island of New Caledonia.

The 2MW Heart of New Caledonia is being built by solar company Conergy and should start producing power for 750 homes from early next year. The plant, comissioned by local beverage company Froico SA, is expected to save around 2m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over its projected 25-year lifetime and reduce the French overseas territorys dependence on oil, gas and coal, which generate the majority of its power today.

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I blocked a coal train to protest against Britains addiction to this dirty fuel 25.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Coal is the biggest threat to our climate, yet at a UN summit this week David Cameron couldnt bring himself to commit to a low-carbon future As world leaders were gathering in New York for a crucial climate summit on Tuesday, I and around 50 other Greenpeace activists stopped a 400-metre train carrying more than 1,000 tonnes of coal to Cottam power station in Nottinghamshire. For the next 10 hours we attempted to empty the train of its climate-wrecking cargo and in the process blocked off the coal supply routes to both Cottam and the West Burton power station, which together emit more carbon than Sri Lanka every year. What we did is what global leaders must do if they are serious about tackling climate change. They too need to stand in the way of the damage to our climate and health inflicted by this dirty fuel. Coal is the number one threat to our climate, making up around 44% of global carbon dioxide emissions . Yet the countries represented at the summit are still burning billions of tonnes of this ...
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Swiss Pilots to Fly Solar Plane Around World 25.9.2014 Boston Globe: Technology
Last year, two Swiss pilots became the first to fly across the United States in a featherweight plane using the power of the sun. Now they are back with a more ambitious plan to fly an even more advanced solar airplane around the world early next ...
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Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry 25.9.2014 AP Top News
CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines....
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