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From the Concorde to Sci-Fi Climate Solutions 29.1.2015 Truthout.com
The interior of the Concorde aircraft at the Scotland Museum of Flight. (Photo: Magnus Hagdorn ) Touting "sci-fi climate solutions" - untested technologies not really scalable to the dimensions of our climate change crisis - dangerously delays the day when we actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The interior of the Concorde aircraft at the Scotland Museum of Flight. (Photo: Magnus Hagdorn ) Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this: They can’t be found in corporate media! Make a tax-deductible donation today. Touting "sci-fi climate solutions" - untested technologies not really scalable to the dimensions of our climate change crisis - dangerously delays the day when we actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, I took my son to Scotland's Museum of Flight. Its proudest exhibit: a Concorde. To me, it looked stunningly futuristic. "How old," remarked my son, looking at the confusing array of pre-digital controls in the cockpit. Watching the accompanying video - "Past Dreams of the ...
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Energy firm profit margins to rise 29.1.2015 BBC: Business
The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.
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The firms helping teenage girls 29.1.2015 BBC: Business
The firms helping girls in the developing world
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Region’s air may face new rules 29.1.2015 Durango Herald
Air pollution in the Four Corners could face a tougher standard under the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to strengthen national air quality.The EPA is proposing to reduce allowable ground-level ozone levels from 75 parts per billion per eight-hour period to 65 to 70 ppb.Since the current 75 ppb was set in 2008,...
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Refuge no refuge from controversy 29.1.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the South Carolina-sized refuge.Obama's plans will require...
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Employment in California's oil towns suffers as prices plunge 29.1.2015 LA Times: Business
Many Californians cheer the rapid fall of gasoline prices.
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US stocks fade late as dip in oil drags down energy companies; Fed gives investors pause 29.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Democrats Blast Obama's Plan to Allow Oil Drilling Off the East Coast 28.1.2015 Mother Jones
This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called the move "absolutely unacceptable" in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Joining in the press conference were fellow Democrats Ed Markey (Mass.), Robert Menendez (N.J.) and Ben Cardin (Md.). "If drilling is allowed off the east coast of the United States, it puts our beaches, our fisherman, and our environment in the crosshairs for an oil spill that could devastate our shores," said Markey. "We're going to make it clear we're very unhappy with this plan…You're looking at the beginning of an alliance to put pressure on this administration to withdraw this proposal." The Obama administration on Tuesday released a draft of its five-year plan to open up drilling, including ...
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Smog in China: share your photos and experiences 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
If you’re living in one of China’s major cities, we’d like you to show us what the smog situation is like. Share your photos and experiences via GuardianWitness Beijing’s mayor, Wang Anshun, has called the city “unliveable” because of its noxious smog, according to state media , but Beijing isn’t the only city in China experiencing problems with smog. In September 2013, China’s cabinet introduced an anti-pollution plan, which included prohibiting the construction of new coal-fired power plants in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the country’s three most important cities, yet 18 months on, the plan appears to be taking slow effect . We’d like you to show us what smog is like in China’s major cities. Is air pollution getting worse – or improving where you live? You can share your photos and experiences by clicking on the ‘Contribute’ button on this article. You can also use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the new Guardian app and search for ‘GuardianWitness assignments’. If you’re sharing a photo or ...
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Scotland announces moratorium on fracking for shale gas 28.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Moratorium on planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction is hailed as ‘huge victory’ by anti-fracking campaigners

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Cenovus Cuts Capital Spending Again, a Month After Big Cuts 28.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Calgary oil producer Cenovus Energy, Inc. said on Wednesday it would cut its planned 2015 capital spending by another 27% from targets set last month due to the continued slump in oil prices.
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Native Leaders Are Being Killed in the Amazon Because They Want the Right to Live 28.1.2015 Truthout.com
Imagine a United States that was still at war with its native tribes. Imagine that the Indian reservations that dot the American landscape had no respected boundaries and that Apaches were encamped in eastern Arizona, Mohawks inhabited the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Lakota still hunted on the Great Plains. Now imagine that all these tribes want is land of their own and to be treated like human beings, and instead of honoring that desire, American companies level Arizona, strip mine the Green Mountains and burn the Great Plains. In the process, the native peoples of these lands are systematically ignored, brutalized and then murdered in ways that are as horrific in their details as they are for their regularity. In South America, no imagination is required. This is happening right now. Ambrósio Vilhalva was a Guarani leader who spent decades campaigning against the planting of sugar cane on his tribe’s former lands. Vilhalva starred in the award-winning film Birdwatchers and traveled the world to ...
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Plan to drill for oil off East Coast, limit it in Alaska, draws heat 28.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few.
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Obama proposes new oil drilling off Atlantic coast while adding limits in Alaska 28.1.2015 Washington Post
The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.Read full article >>
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Kern County declares a fiscal emergency amid plunging oil prices 28.1.2015 LA Times: Business
Kern County supervisors declared a state of fiscal emergency at their weekly meeting Tuesday in response to predictions of a massive shortfall in property tax revenues because of tanking oil prices.
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NSW coal seam gas project suspended after dangerous chemicals detected 28.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

AGL Energy has halted coal seam gas drilling at a site on the mid-north coast after benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene were detected in water storage tank

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Steel's Heady Revival Is Short-Lived 28.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US
U.S. steelmakers gained new life with the energy boom, but now face a reversal of fortune as the slump in oil prices saps demand from drillers.
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Obama signals opening up Atlantic Ocean to drilling for first time, removes areas off Alaska 28.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Obama Administration Proposes Opening Up Atlantic To Drilling 28.1.2015 NPR News
At the same time, a new Interior Department designated nearly 10 million acres in Alaska as off-limits to any future oil and gas leasing. Reaction has been mixed to the draft plan.
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White House unveils plan to open Atlantic waters to offshore oil drilling 28.1.2015 Guardian: Environment

Move to lease large swaths of ocean along east coast and double down in Gulf of Mexico oddly comes in wake of attacks against right for climate change denial

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