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Don’t look now, but the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is the biggest yet.

Excess fertilizer from farms runs down streams and rivers into the Gulf, prompting algae bloom outbreaks that … Pruitt was overstepping when he tried to delay Obama-era rules on fracking. The new ruling affirms a previous court decision from July.
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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica – Washington Post


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One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica
Washington Post
This story has been updated. Scientists announced Wednesday that a much anticipated break at the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has occurred, unleashing a massive iceberg that is more than 2,200 square miles in area and weighs a trillion tons. In
Giant iceberg breaks off AntarcticaReuters
An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off AntarcticaThe Verge
A 1 trillion-ton iceberg has broken off Antarctica, and scientists say it's one of the largest ever recordedMarkets Insider
Aljazeera.com –Seattle Times –Irish Times –The Cryosphere
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US Solar Has Biggest Year Ever, Nearly Doubling Previous Record — #1 Source Of New US Electricity Capacity

The US solar market installed nearly 15 GW of new solar capacity in 2016, breaking its own record by nearly doubling the previous year’s capacity installations, and setting the market up for what analysts expect could be a tripling over the next five years.

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Watch the ever-growing rift in Antarctica’s fourth biggest ice shelf – Grist


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Watch the ever-growing rift in Antarctica's fourth biggest ice shelf
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It's summer in Antarctica, which has scientists scurrying around the seventh continent carrying out various research experiments. That includes monitoring the massive crack that has spread across the Larsen C ice shelf, located on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf: The latest climate change wake-up callMinneapolis Star Tribune
Antarctica Is Undergoing An Extraordinary MeltHuffington Post
Startling aerial video reveals gaping crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice ShelfMashable
Scientific American –MercoPress –CleanTechnica
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Scientists confirm that warm ocean water is melting the biggest glacier in East Antarctica – Washington Post


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Scientists confirm that warm ocean water is melting the biggest glacier in East Antarctica
Washington Post
Scientists at institutions in the United States and Australia on Friday published a set of unprecedented ocean observations near the largest glacier of the largest ice sheet in the world: Totten glacier, East Antarctica. And the result was a troubling
East Antarctica is Melting From Above and BelowClimate Central
This Melting Glacier in Antarctica Could Raise Sea Levels By 11 FeetMotherboard
Antarctic research into warm water causing rapid glacial ice meltABC Online
World News Day –The Australian –Deccan Chronicle
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Nevada On Track To Get World’s Biggest Concentrating Solar Power Plant

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It seems that the CSP industry is just steamrolling right past the doubters. In the latest development, the company SolarReserve let out word that it is eyeballing the construction of a 2,000 megawatt CSP plant in Nevada, to be dubbed Sandstone

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It’s Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological …
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408 DC Fast Chargers All That’s Needed For Long-Distance EV Travel In 100 Biggest US Cities

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Long-distance travel needs for electric vehicles in the top 100 US metropolitan areas could be met with just 408 direct current (DC) fast-charging stations, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report provides a compressive overview of the locations where DC electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations would be best situated in the case [&hellip

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How Do You Stop the Biggest Gas Leak Ever?

On Nov. 19, after another kill attempt, SoCalGas announced a Plan B that may sound familiar from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill—digging a relief well to intercept SS-25 at its base, about 8,600 feet below ground. The drilling started on Dec. 4.
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A California Gas Leak Is the Biggest Environmental Disaster Since the BP Oil Spill

It will take at least several more months to find the source and repair the leak, which requires careful drilling far from the tank itself to avoid igniting the gas and causing an explosion. Advertisement A relief well is being connected to the leaking …
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