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The environmental Christmas hangover

A treeless, gift-free Christmas, where little or no travel is involved, and money usually spent on gifts is donated to an environmental charity, would be the ideal.

France to shut down its coal plants two years earlier than planned

France hopes to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Coal lobbyist hosted fundraisers for senators evaluating his nomination for top EPA post

Andrew Wheeler raised funds for Republican senators on the committee that makes the preliminary decision on confirming appointments to the agency.

Solar jobs take a hit after seven years of rapid growth

"After six years of rapid and steady growth, the solar industry faced headwinds that led to a dip in employment in 2017."

China is financing a petrochemical hub in Appalachia. Meet its powerful backers.

“This hub of horrors is a nightmare waiting to happen … The people deserve better than false economic hope and toxic neighbors.”

First US City to ban fossil fuel expansion offers road map for others

In Portland, Oregon, climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.

Republicans in Nebraska are trying to restrict wind power development by labeling it as...

One dangerous provision in the bill would redefine the term “renewable energy generation facility” by removing the word “wind” from the list of designated facilities.

This vigilante scientist trekked over 10,000 kilometers to reveal BC’s leaking gas wells

John Werring could detect gas leaking from the wells just with his nose. His curiosity was officially piqued.

Obama alums are pushing fracked gas exports. That’s exactly what Trump wants

At least five of these Obama officials now work for natural gas export companies.
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Trump ‘didn’t really care’ about arctic drilling until oil industry friend called

"I really didn't care about it," he said. "Then when I heard that everybody wanted it, for 40 years, everybody tried to get it approved, 'Make sure you don't lose ANWR.'"