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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Science Confirmation (again); Beleaguered Oceans; Tar Sands Skyline, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Global warming is real, and it was just confirmed again for about the millionth time. The only people that doubt human-caused climate change are people that benefit from climate change denial or people that believe misinformation campaigns by people who benefit from climate change denial. The…

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Video Friday: Tar Sands – Reality in the Pits

Episode 8 from our friends at DoSomethingAboutClimate.com discussing the Canadian tar sands and what it really means for our energy and climate future.

Voices Against Tar Sands: South Dakota Rancher Resists Eminent Domain Threat from TransCanada

South Dakota rancher John Harter speaks out against the Tar Sands Keystone pipeline and their threat to seize land under eminent domain. One of a series of videos from NRDCFlix and the Natural Resource Council’s Voices Against Tar Sands initiative.

Enviro News Wrap: How Solar Survives a Changing Market; Koch and the Tar Sands; Sea Level Rise; Military Prepares for Global Warming, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Sea level rise may not be as immediately bad as some models suggest (but it will still be bad): a new study projects that sea level will not rise by 2 meters in the next 40 years, but it will most likely rise…

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The Tar Sands of Alberta represents one of the most environmentally devastating forms of oil extraction ever devised.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Blocked – For Now

Responding to a mandate laid down by conservatives in Congress last month for a decision within 60 days, the Obama administration denied the permit for  construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The proposed route for the 1700-mile pipeline would stretch from Canada to Texas, crossing through sensitive areas including Nebraska’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region and the vast Ogallala Aquifer…

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Is the deal struck in the final marathon session at COP17 producing the Durban Platform too little, too late?

Is the Agreement in Durban Enough to Contain Climate Change?

The participants at the U.N. sponsored COP17 climate change talks in Durban, South Africa, managed to come to an agreement on a package of measures that will eventually force all the world’s polluters to take legally binding action. One of the most significant elements of the deal concerns a replacement for the soon to expire Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto protocol is…

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Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

The Best Crude in the World…..SAND! (Tar Sands, that is)

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Apparently I have been living in a hole in the earth. I thought I was aware and paying attention, but apparently I am actually living in a subterranean borough somewhere on a vast Nebraskan wheat field. I would not be surprised if Prairie Dogs are more in…

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