ENVIRONMENT

Obama Administration Responds to Pressure on Fracking, Revises Permitting Rules on Using Diesel Fuel in Gas Drilling

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EPA to Decide Legality of Mines on a ‘Case-by-Case Basis’By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON. D.C. — Too clear up a legal controversy about diesel fuel in methane gas mining, the Obama administration released revised rules on underground injection wells that use diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing operations, commonly referred to as the controversial method of…

EPA’s Gina McCarthy Delivers Obama Administration Position on Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure With Green Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EPA’s Gina McCarthy, a teacher from Boston, delivered one of the keynote addresses on repairing America’s infrastructure with green jobs Monday afternoon at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs annual conference, delivering the Obama administrations position before a new and powerful coalition of unions and environmentalists under the umbrella of the Blue…

Sierra Club’s Michael Brune Delivers Keynote Address at Green Jobs Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sierra Club’s Michael Brune delivered one of the keynote addresses on repairing America’s infrastructure with green jobs Monday afternoon at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs annual conference, put on by the Blue Green Alliance, a coalition of unions and environmental non-profit groups. With more than 15 million members through 14 affiliated…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Kicks Off at the Washington Hilton

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The opening session of the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference for 2014 kicked off Sunday night with a dynamic panel of speakers who are at the forefront of the national discussion about how to address the country’s crumbling infrastructure, while at the same time beginning to deal with…

EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 6 in rooms 1152 and 1153 in the William Jefferson Clinton East Building at 1201 Constitution Avenue, North West, on the Obama administration’s proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The proposed standards,…

NASA Confirms Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

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By Glynn Wilson – Scientists now say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures, according to a new report out from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record…

Colombia Blocks Drummond Coal Barge Loading After Spill

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Colombia has ordered U.S.-based coal producer Drummond to stop loading coal in Colombian ports until the company complies with new environmental rules. Under the regulations, coal exporters will no longer be allowed to use barges and cranes to load ships. The rules are aimed at preventing spillage and pollution of the seas. Three weeks ago,…

The Attacking Ocean: Rising Sea Levels, Sea Surges and Humanity

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There will be a public lecture at the Archaeology Museum and Jaguar Productions at the University of South Alabama Thursday Feb. 6 with Dr. Brian Fagan, one of the world’s leading archaeological and historical writers. Dr. Fagan will be delivering a free public lecture The Attacking Ocean: Rising Sea Levels, Sea Surges, and Humanity at…

Planet Likely to Warm by Four Degrees Celsius by the Year 2100

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A new climate model shows a warming planet means less cloud formation, which in turn contributes to increased temperatures – By Damian Carrington – Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study. The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were…

EPA Proposes Tougher Air Standards for Wood Stoves and Heaters

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By Glynn Wilson – In the effort to continue strengthening federal regulations to control and reduce air pollution, the Obama administration is proposing new, tougher air standards for wood stoves and heaters. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new wood stoves and heaters…

The Year In Review for 2013

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Facebook users are faced with a new link on their pages promoting them to “See Your 2013 Year in Review: Look back at your 20 biggest moments from the past year.” The problem is, as usual with new technology, programming code is choosing those big moments for…