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Global Warming Impacts: Some States Warming, Some States Cooling in Autumn

Environment<p>Global Warming Impacts: Some States Warming, Some States Cooling in Autumn<p>By Nick Wiltgen<p>November 14 2013 12:18 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Next<p>U.S. …

Discovery of ‘Missing Heat’ From Polar Regions and Africa Prompts New Global Warming Estimate

The rate of global warming at the Arctic is eight times more than other parts of the world, according to a latest research.<p>According to the new …

Australia carbon tax: Abbott introduces repeal bill

<b>Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has begun steps to scrap the carbon tax, introducing a repeal bill at the first meeting of the new parliament.</b><p>Mr Abbott, who was elected in September, had made revoking the controversial tax an election pledge.<p>He intends to replace the tax with a Direct Action …

IEA: Tar Sands Export Pipelines Needed for Canada's Oil to Boom

Growth in the Canadian oil sands industry will depend on the construction of major new pipelines, including the disputed Keystone XL across the …

Hackers prompt energy firms to learn intelligence methods

Congratulations, America. You're (Almost) Energy Independent.

Now what?<p>For four decades, whenever the American political debate turned to energy, the discussion was all about shortage and scarcity, a reality that haunted the United States ever since the global oil crises of the 1970s.<p>That conversation is over.<p>And now the unconventional energy revolution—newly …

CBO: Carbon tax chops $1 trillion from deficit

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) floated 103 ways to help cut the deficit Wednesday, and one option takes out a much bigger bite than any other: …

Chu Unplugged

The former energy secretary on climate, politics and his toughest decisions.<p><i>Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, now a professor of physics at Stanford University, talks with</i> Politico Magazine <i>’s Blake Hounshell about what he learned in Washington, why Solyndra wasn't a scandal — and what</i> …

5 Ways the Fracking Boom Changes Politics

For years, the United States has relied heavily on the rest of the world for energy: We burn more than 18 million barrels of oil per day, and until very recently, the majority of that was imported, much from less than savory trading partners. But the balance is shifting: Today, after a six-decade …

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Bakken is About to Join the Million-a-Day Club

By<p>Tom Fowler<p>One of the hot spots of the U.S. oil boom, the Bakken Shale, is about to take on a new glow: pumping a million barrels of crude a day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.<p>The EIA says oil companies in the Bakken, which is located primarily in North Dakota, will reach …

U.S. oil output tops imports

In the decades-long fight for energy independence, the United States has scored a major symbolic victory.<p>In October, for the first time since February 1995, the U.S. produced more crude oil than it imported, the Energy Information Administration said this week.<p>EIA, the Energy Department’s …

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Double dose of EPA on Capitol Hill

<b>EPA IN THE HOT SEAT I:</b> Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthyRegina (Gina) McCarthyPruitt granted extension to file …