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Enviro News Wrap: Kerry and the Tar Sands Pipeline; Total Value of Solar; Climate Denial as a Political Liability, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: John Kerry is now the US Secretary of State. Kerry will play a big role in giving either the green or red light to the Alberta Tar Sands XL Keystone Pipeline. If you care about this issue send him a letter/email telling…

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Climate change absent in presidential debates

An Abdication of Leadership: Climate Change Absent on the National Political Stage

Despite weeks of cajoling and  demands to insert climate into the discussion during the presidential debates, the final debate ended on Monday with climate clearly absent for the 1st time in 24 years. “Climate change threatens us: the candidates silence threatens to seal our fate,” said Brad Johnson, campaign manager of Climate Science. “President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden,…

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Enviro News Wrap: Refining Climate Models; Tar Sands and Carbon Emissions; Slow Start for the Chevy Volt, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Models of climate change for the next 40 years are becoming increasingly scary over time, suggesting a 3C rise in global temperatures by 2050 We all know that the Alberta tar sands produces super dirty oil, now there is yet another negative…

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A decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas

Breaking News: Obama Administration to Delay Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department will delay until after the 2012 election the decision on whether to allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline intended to route oil produced from the Alberta Tar Sands south to refineries in Texas. A decision on the pipeline had been expected by the end of the year. Until recently the general assumption was that the Keystone pipeline…

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Enviro News Wrap: Oil and the Arab Spring; Climate Skeptic Confirms Global Warming; EPA Chief Hits Back on GOP Attack, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: As the Arab world tries to embrace democracy, oil stands in the way. Through massive pressure from the environmental community over the past 40 years, global banking institutions like the World Bank provide funds for environmental projects and businesses in the developing world. Remember, however, that…

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Enviro New Wrap: Obama and Coal; Climate Change and Hunger; Fracking, Shareholders and Big Oil…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: While Obama is supporting good old American industries like the coal industry, opposition is increasing and winning. The current battle is over a pipeline that would reach from Canada’s Alberta Tar Sands to the Gulf of Mexico. In an effort to reduce fuel consumption, planes…

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The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year’s BP oil spill this week. The report laid out the blame for the spill, tagging each of the three companies working on the Deepwater Horizon at the time, Halliburton, Transocean and BP, and…

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