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Climate activists attack Edinburgh University's stance on fossil fuels 24.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Representatives from international groups sign letter condemning university’s refusal to divest, in response to article by Edinburgh’s senior vice principal

A group of academics and climate activists from around the world has condemned the University of Edinburgh’s refusal to divest from fossil fuel companies, saying that its arguments for not doing so are cynical and wrong.

Related: Why the University of Edinburgh must divest from all fossil fuels now | Letter

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Growth at all costs: climate change, fossil fuel subsidies and the Treasury 24.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

The UK oil and gas industry receives huge government subsidy, while support for renewable energy is cut. Is Treasury control of Whitehall fuelling a shortsighted economic agenda?

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California oil spill despoils coastline in tar-blackened reprise of 1960s disaster 24.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

An area known as the Galápagos of the north is again mired in foul-smelling black goo as newer operators exploit depleted oil resources amid patchy regulation

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A cleaner coal 24.5.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A piece of Routt County’s coal industry is undergoing a major addition. Parts were trucked into the Hayden Station power plant, and it took more than a month to assemble a massive crane, the top of which is higher than the largest smoke stack. A state environmental official says new emissions controls at Colorado’s power plants will both reduce haze and improve public health. Michael Silverstein, with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, helped negotiate the plan with the state’s power plants aimed at reducing regional haze. “It was designed to be measurable by the human eye,” Silverstein said. Silverstein said Hayden Station was a “very key facility” during negotiations of the regional haze plan because of its proximity to national parks and wilderness areas. Craig Station, which generates 1,303 megawatts of electricity, was also part of the plan. Silverstein said the emissions controls will reduce both nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide, the two pollutants that contribute the most ...
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Chief of Shell’s Arctic drilling program searches for ‘the prize’ 24.5.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Shell’s Ann Pickard says an offshore oil find in the remote Chukchi Sea could eventually yield 1 million barrels of oil daily, and she insists the company has learned from its messy Arctic exploration effort in 2012.
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Interior secretary: Conservation fund threatened by argument over use 24.5.2015 Washington Post
A government fund that has helped preserve some of the nation’s most iconic parks — from Gettysburg’s battlefields to the Everglades and the Appalachian Trail — could disappear as early as fall because of a congressional dispute over how the program’s revenue should be spent, U.S. officials warn.Read full article ...
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Leading health charities should divest from fossil fuels, say climate scientists 23.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers including ‘hockey stick’ graph originator Michael Mann

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Low pay is but one problem in L.A.'s business climate 23.5.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: As a second-generation owner of a business that has operated in Los Angeles for more than 40 years, I support higher wages for my hardworking employees. However, we compete with several companies located in federal minimum wage states or Mexico. How will the city protect a company...
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Cheap oil can hurt the economy, but experts missed it 23.5.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. [...] despite their savings at the gas pump, people have slowed their spending. Cheaper oil and gas had been expected to turbocharge spending and drive growth, more than making up for any economic damage caused by cutbacks in the U.S. oil patch. Other experts were more direct: “Lower oil prices are an unambiguous plus for the U.S. economy,” Chris Lafakis, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, wrote in January. Corporate spending on drill rigs, steel piping for wells and railcars to transport oil has become an increasingly vital driver of economic growth. [...] when oil prices fall and energy companies retrench, the economy suffers. The drilling boom that erupted in 2008 has boosted U.S. oil production nearly 75 percent and natural gas 30 percent and made the United States the world’s largest combined producer of oil and natural gas. “The benefit of lower oil prices is less pronounced than, say, 10 years ago,” said Jim Burkhard, a researcher at IHS ...
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Murray Energy Confirms Layoffs 23.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Coal miner Murray Energy Corp. on Friday said it would lay off as many as 1,829 workers at mines in Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia.
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Clean-Coal Power Plant Loses Steam 23.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The future of the most expensive fossil-fuel power plant ever built in the U.S. is facing new pressures after a Mississippi utility backed out of its commitment to help pay for the clean-coal project.
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Shell boss endorses warnings about fossil fuels and climate change 23.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Ben van Beurden agrees that we need to capture the carbon emissions of fossil fuel reserves, but predicts that the world will be ‘zero carbon’ by the century’s end

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UK fracking firm applies for licence in North Yorkshire 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Third Energy becomes only second company to seek permission in UK to frack for shale gas in the UK with application for a site in Ryedale district

A small energy company has become the second firm to apply for a licence to frack for gas in Britain, submitting an application for a site in the Vale of Pickering in Yorkshire.

Just days after the new energy secretary, Amber Rudd, expressed her support for hydraulic fracturing, Third Energyhas applied to use the controversial technique at a well at Kirby Misperton, about 25 miles from York, near Malton in Ryedale. The site is close to the Flamingo Land theme park and holiday resort.

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Photos of the Day: May 22, 2015 22.5.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Explore the news of the day with these images from around the world.
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Axa to divest from high-risk coal funds due to threat of climate change 22.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Insurance company to move £350m out of coal companies and triple investments in green technologies

The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change.

The company has also pledged to triple its investments in green technologies and services to more than €3bn by 2020 and provide investors with more information on the risk to its investments from climate change.

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WorldViews: Beijing’s air is getting slightly better — here’s how and why 22.5.2015 Washington Post: World
As decision day looms for host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, officials in the Chinese capital boasted this week that they were finally making progress in cleaning up their city's notoriously polluted air.Read full article ...
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Ever-changing seascapes in pictures 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Beautiful seascapes capture the power and perpetual motion of ocean waves, rising up and crashing down as they near the Australian coast. Ray Collins, who was a coal miner until he turned to surf photography after an industrial injury, also focuses on the calmer and more serene moments he experiences in the sea.

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Denton, Texas, banned fracking last year – then the frackers fought back 22.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

State’s Republican politicians counter anti-fracking insurgency by banning the ban, as critics say ‘they’ve just handed the golden ticket to oil and gas’

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Saudi Arabia's solar-for-oil plan is a ray of hope 22.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

Talk by the world’s biggest oil exporter of giving up fossil fuels and embracing solar and wind energy adds momentum towards a global climate change deal

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Welcome to Baoding, China's most polluted city 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
In February, Baoding was given the unwanted title of possessing the worst air quality in the whole of China. Jennifer Duggan pays a visit – and discovers a city desperate to reinvent itself as a pioneer of renewable energy How China’s pollution problem impacts on its people - in pictures It is a rare blue-skied day in the city of Baoding, in north-eastern China. It’s not even that clear, but the hazy sky is as blue as it gets here. Most days, the sky is obscured by a thick blanket of smog. Baoding, a city of 10 million people, was named in February as China’s most polluted city by the Ministry of Environmental Protection , based on air pollution figures gathered for 2014. By mid-May of this year, the city had only enjoyed 16 days of air quality that could be considered “good” by the official classification. It was much better when I was young – the air was very clean. We rarely see blue skies now The great irony is that, in 2010, Baoding was named ​as ​a pilot of China’s project to introduce low-carbon ...
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