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Sorting through the claims, counterclaims about environmental impact of 'fracking'

<b>By Bill Dedman, NBC News, and Karen Weintraub</b><p>It's difficult to find scientists who have not lined up on one side or another on hydraulic fracking for oil and natural gas. The anti-fracking groups have their scientific talking points, and the pro-fracking groups have their counterclaims. Some of the …

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

A large swath of the Atlantic Ocean could soon be used to generate electricity, as a U.S. agency proposes opening more than 1,000 square miles of ocean to wind energy projects. The area is off the coast of Massachusetts, which has been working on the proposal with federal officials.<p>The area under …

Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released a long-anticipated rule proposal that seeks by 2030 to reduce America’s carbon dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels. (The full proposal can be found here.)<p>The primary mechanism for the reduction will be tough emissions limits on coal-fired power …

Will Proposed EPA Coal Regulations Really Have Us Freezing In The Dark?

Yesterday I got a blast email from the conservative Heartland Institute with respect to the proposed EPA ruling on coal plants. It was the same as the news release on their website. It is a bad caricature of what passes for public policy debate. In fact, it does a dis-service to those who may have …

The War On Coal Is A War Against American Jobs

Since 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under direction from the Obama administration, has effectively waged a war on America’s energy industry. While the most talked-about blow is the President’s failure to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, the EPA’s announcement on June 2, 2014, …

New climate rules are a breath of fresh air

The debate on climate change is over.<p>Scientists are now as certain that climate change is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill. But cleaning up our air has much more to it than combating shifts in Earth's temperatures and environment.<p>The administration's new pollution standards …

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India 'green village' turns tables on hunters | India

<b>Khonoma, India</b> <b>-</b> An idyllic "green village" in northeast India is being hailed as a model of conservation after an innovative project to protect wildlife began to lure tourists to the area.<p>As <b>World Environment Day</b> is marked on Thursday, India's government is now promoting Khonoma in the remote state …

Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight

Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sapdried around them like bloodstains.<p>The victims are box elders, sycamores and coast live oaks, all in some …

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Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

— The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well.<p>"I always thought when I died I'd want to be cremated and just thrown around the …