Tag: energy production

  • Rollback of offshore drilling regulations prompts concerns about safety of workers, environment

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    Port Fourchon, LA — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s rollback of certain provisions of a rule intended to prevent a repeat of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig disaster will maintain safety and environmental protections, the agency claims, as advocacy groups announce their intention to fight the move. BSEE developed the 2016 […]

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  • Volcanic Study Reveals Truth about Environment

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    Hundreds of volcanoes exist in the United States. Most are considered dormant and haven’t erupted for more than 10,000 years. That doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t. Dr. Gary Michelfelder, assistant professor in the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, says that though you may not know it, volcanoes affect […]

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  • New York’s Natural Gas Pipeline Ban: Unconstitutional, Bad For The Environment, Economy & Consumers

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    Most of our political evils may be traced to our commercial ones.” – James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 1786 When the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia in 1787, foremost among their concerns was addressing the growing tendency among states to tax or inhibit their neighbors’ commercial trade. New York was an […]

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  • UN environment warning: 10 key points and what Australia must do

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    From native species to Indigenous land management and water efficiency: Australia’s role in the extinction crisis A devastating new UN report shows the planet is in serious danger from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems. Here we look at 10 of the key points from the report – and their relevance for […]

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  • How to make your manufacturing processes more eco-friendly

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    The United Nations Environment Programme has said that drastic changes need to be made over the next 12 years in order to limit the effects of climate change. This means all businesses need to be looking for ways in which they can make their processes greener. Making more sustainable choices isn’t just good for the environment, either: […]

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  • Why are the US news media so bad at covering climate change?

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    The US news media devote startlingly little time to climate change – how can newsrooms cover it in ways that will finally resonate with their audiences? Last summer, during the deadliest wildfire season in California’s history, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes got into a revealing Twitter discussion about why US television doesn’t much cover climate change. Elon […]

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  • Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment

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    Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority. At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is part of the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Meanwhile, about a thousand miles south in Longview, Washington, on the banks of the Columbia River, […]

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  • How Do National Parks Help the Environment?

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    Understand the purpose and importance of national parks and its impact on the environment. The National Park Day reminds us to stop and reflect on the importance of national parks in our day to day lives. National parks are a great source of entertainment for kids and adults alike today. That said, they serve a […]

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  • Data Sheet–On Earth Day, a Call for Recycling Innovation

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    The following article was written by AARON PRESSMAN and was first published on the Fortune website. See the original story here. It’s Earth Day but you may have read recently that there is a recycling crisis. The problem is that over the past few decades, as cities and towns built up vast programs to collect […]

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  • Don’t trust the environmental hype about electric vehicles? The economic benefits might convince you

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    With electric cars back in the headlines, it’s time to remember why we should bother making the transition away from oil. In our recent research looking at attitudes towards electric vehicle uptake, we pointed to some of the factors making the case for change. We need to remind ourselves that burning oil, a finite resource, […]

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