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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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Environmental News Wrap: Week of May 17-23

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Obama Administration recently threatened BP that if they did not invoke confidence that they have the Gulf of Mexico situation controlled soon the government will step in to clean up and stop the oil spill. Obama raised the small vehicle fuel efficiency standards and…

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April 5th: Global News Highlights from an Environmentalist

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a new series of environmental current event reviews from our new contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander. Koch is a large, mostly unheard of US company that is one of the main funders of the climate denial movement. MotherJones shines a spotlight on them. The Environmental Defense Fund explains the US Climate Change bill now in…

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News Update: Obama Directs EPA to Reconsider Bush Era Denial of Auto Emissions Waiver

President Barack Obama on Monday signed two presidential memoranda taking on environmental issues either ignored or abused by the Bush administration: A first memorandum directing Lisa Jackson and the EPA to reconsider the denial of a waiver allowing California and 17 other states to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. Granting the waiver is consistent with initial EPA…

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