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High Debt Levels Put $8.9 Billion of New Shale Oil and Gas Investments At Risk

Besides low prices, falling output and actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, investors face another serious threat: the high levels of debt taken on by shale oil and gas producers. The risk of default is higher among smaller U.S. shale oil and gas producers, according to a new study from Carbon Tracker Initiative.

Enviro News Wrap: Syria and the Price of Oil; Solar in the Move in the U.S.; Global Warming Splits the GOP

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Oil, Oil, Oil – the Syrian conflict is pushing up the price of oil, the recovering American economy is pushing up the price of oil, the price of oil will always be high and trending upwards. Producing oil at home is the purported escape…

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Change and Conflict; GOP Clings to Global Warming Hysteria; Egypt and the Price of Oil

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Natural disasters destabilize weak governments and exacerbate existing conflicts. With the projected (and observed) increase the number and severity in natural disaster from climate change then we are in for a rocky 21st century. Global warming deniers use many transparent arguments to spread…

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra, Big Oil Subsidies, and Politics, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:  Obama promised to try to end subsidies for oil companies and he followed through, but the US Congress voted down the bill, mostly along party lines. The main argument Obama is using is that oil companies are very profitable and will not be hurt by…

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Environmental News Wrap July 27-August 2: Congressional Inaction, the Sound of Wind Turbines, Record Heat Waves, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Congressional inaction: Apparently the worst environmental disaster in the history of the USA (BP oil spill), an environmentalist President, a full congress majority for Democrats, clear science supporting the theory of climate change and its negative affects and a public at least 51% in support…

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Government Report Forecasts 43% Rise in Global CO2 Emissions by 2035

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) released a report summary earlier this week projecting a 43 percent rise in global carbon emission by 2035 under current policies and expected economic and population growth, particularly from developing countries. The EIA summary says that emissions will rise from 29.7 billion metric tons in 2007 to 42.2 billion tons in 2035, with world…

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