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Solar XL - A coalition protesting the Keystone Pipeline by proposing solar panels along its proposed route

Putting Solar Panels Along the Path of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Activists opposing the Keystone XL pipeline have a new way to fight it using solar panels. Solar XL is a coalition led by indigenous activists. The campaign aims to install solar panels along the route of the pipeline in Nebraska and South Dakota. The solar panels will supply power to the homes, farms and indigenous spirit camps of communities fighting…

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President Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

In what may have been a move to call TransCanada’s bluff, President Obama shut down the Keystone XL pipeline project, rejecting the application that would have brought 800,000 barrels a day of heavy crude oil scoured from enormous tar sand pits in Alberta Canada 1,179 miles south to refineries the U.S. Gulf Coast. Producers can find other means to move…

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Maintaining hope in the face of an onslaught of money and denial in the 2014 midterm elections

Searching for Hope in the Wake of the Midterm Climate Fiasco

For all those who support climate action, it is hard to find a reason to hope in the wake of the 2014 midterms. The fact that most of the new slate of Republicans deny the scientific consensus on climate change and support fossil fuels warrants our despair. President Obama cautions us to avoid cynicism. As Obama said in a recent…

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Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster has awakened the public to the dangers of moving oil by trains - but can it lead to the end of oil trains?

The End of Oil Trains?

This week people from across North America and around the world are commemorating the one year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster. There is growing concern about the dangers shipping oil by rail and increased public calls to reign-in oil trains. The environmental and emotional legacy of the Lac-Mégantic disaster On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil…

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Despite all the back and forth, there are many reasons why the Keystone XL pipeline will never be built.

Seven Reasons Why the Keystone XL may Never be Completed

Keystone XL – a pipe dream? After a seemingly endless succession of decisions for and against the pipeline, some compelling reasons have emerged to suggest that the Keystone XL (KXL) may not be completed after all. If completed, the KXL would ferry 825,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.  The combination of protest, legal wrangling, an expired permit,…

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Enviro News Wrap: State Dept. Downplays Climate Impacts of Keystone Pipeline; Kansas Rejects Koch Bros. Push for Renewable Energy Rollback, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week. This week Anders is on a much-deserved vacation. The editor of GlobalWarmingisReal is taking over Anders’ duties this week curating some of the headlines in climate, energy and sustainability for the past week.  State Department issues statement on climate impacts of Keystone…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Obama and Climate Change; Extreme Weather in 2012, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: 2012 was a wild year for the environment, and storm Sandy made sure the year ended with a horrible bang in the US. But, will 2013 be better or worse, that will be for us to decide. The US government handed down…

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