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Fed judge to decide whether climate change lawsuit proceeds

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Eugene, Oregon, is considering arguments about whether a lawsuit brought by a group of children and a leading climate scientist can go forward. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit alleges that the federal government has known for more than 50 years that carbon pollution causes climate change, but it has failed to implement plans to ...

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The Paris climate deal at a glance

The Paris climate deal at a glance

NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after negotiating a global climate agreement in Paris, government officials are coming to New York on Friday to sign the pact in a ceremony at the United Nations. Here are some of the key elements of the Paris deal, which is the first agreement requiring all countries to join the fight against global warming. ...

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Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists have given almost a rote response to the question of whether an instance of weird weather was from global warming, insisting that they ...

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Fairmont Brine Processing named finalist in contest

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FAIRMONT – When work connected to the Marcellus shale industry started gaining momentum in 2011, the Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center wanted to help small businesses get involved. In an effort to expand the industry, organizers decided to start a contest to get small-business owners in touch with larger companies involved in the Marcellus supply chain. On Tuesday, May ...

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Energy News Roundup: Climate Deal Spurs Building Spree, Dow Selling Billions in Assets & IEA Sees US Shale Cap Ex Pullback

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The US and China agreed to jointly cut carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, a historic pact that has many excited and many outraged. But China’s commitment to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 means the country will need to build out power generation infrastructure in unprecedented ways. “That means building even more nuclear power plants, wind farms, hydro-electric ...

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Flipping the Switch: A Look at India’s Future Energy Demands

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In September, India’s new environmental minister, Prakash Javadekar, caught world leaders off-guard at the UN Climate Summit when he told The New York Times that his country’s carbon-dioxide emissions were expected to continue to rise for the next 30 years. Considering India’s energy needs today, and how it hopes to develop in the coming decades, Mr. Javekekar’s comments shouldn’t come ...

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Many Nations Wary Of Extracting Carbon From Air To Fix Climate

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* China, EU among those wanting stress on risks of technologies * Extracting carbon untested as climate fix, many say * U.N. panel meets to issue report on slowing climate change By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 8 (Reuters) – Many nations want a draft U.N. report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix ...

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