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Wow, ExxonMobil CEO Sues To Block Fracking Project Near His Home (Note: ExxonMobil Is Biggest Natural Gas Producer In US)

So much wow here. So much wow. Reposting from ClimateProgress: By Rebecca Leber As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S., relying on the controversial drilling technology to

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ReneSola to Sell Solar Panels to South America’s Biggest Project – Bloomberg

ReneSola to Sell Solar Panels to South America's Biggest Project
Bloomberg
The rise of mining in Chile's desert north is leading solar developers to build projects to supply the increased demand for energy, said Maria Gabriela da Rocha Oliveira, a Sao Paulo-based analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The technology is also 

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Are Architects Biggest Proponents of Solar Energy? – Bloomberg

Are Architects Biggest Proponents of Solar Energy?
Bloomberg
July 23 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg senior markets correspondent Julie Hyman explains how architects are leading the way on solar energy as they integrate green energy designs into their buildings. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop.".

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The 3 biggest obstacles to a solar energy boom – The Week Magazine


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The 3 biggest obstacles to a solar energy boom
The Week Magazine
ptimism surrounding a solar energy boom seems to be hitting new highs: Game-changing technologies seem to hit the market nearly every week, and new government policies, like a series of solar mandates in Japan, has people and businesses all over the 
Solar power outlook in Minnesota is sunnyIn-Forum

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The World’s Biggest Coal Company Is Turning To Solar Energy To Lower Its … – ThinkProgress

The World's Biggest Coal Company Is Turning To Solar Energy To Lower Its
ThinkProgress
The largest coal company in the world, Coal India, is aiming to cut its own utility bills by installing solar photovoltaic panels at its facilities across the country. The coal giant is seeking proposals from solar energy companies to build a modular 2

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This Week in Drought: The Biggest Losers – StateImpact Texas

This Week in Drought: The Biggest Losers
StateImpact Texas
While the overall percentage of the state suffering from drought did not increase from last week, six percent of Texas, mostly in the Panhandle, sunk deeper into it. U.S. Drought Monitor Archives. The dark red represents the most severe level of drought.

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Why Greenland’s melting could be the biggest climate disaster of all

Jason Box.
Jason Box.

Jason Box speaks the language of Manhattans. Not the drink — the measuring unit.

As an expert on Greenland who has traveled 23 times to the massive, mile-thick northern ice sheet, Box has shown an uncanny ability to predict major melts and breakoffs of Manhattan-sized ice chunks. A few years back, he foretold the release of a “4x Manhattans” piece of ice from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, one so big that once afloat it was dubbed an “ice island.” In a scientific paper [PDF] published in February of 2012, Box further predicted “100% melt area over the ice sheet” within another decade of global warming. As it happened, the ice sheet’s surface almost completely melted just a month later in July — an event that, in Box’s words, “signals the beginning of the end for the ice sheet.”

Box, who will speak at next week’s Climate Desk Live briefing in Washington, D.C., pulls no punches when it comes to attributing all of this to humans and their fossil fuels. “Those who claim it’s all cycles just don’t understand that humans are driving the cycle right now, and for the foreseeable future,” he says. And the coastal consequences of allowing Greenland to continue its melting — and pour 23 feet worth of sea level into the ocean over the coming centuries — are just staggering. “If you’re the mayor of Hamburg, or Shanghai, or Philadelphia, I think it’s in your job description that you think forward a century,” says Box. “They’re completely inundated by the year 2200.” Read more

1500 elephant tusks seized on way to China; biggest bust a sign of worse … – NBCNews.com (blog)


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1500 elephant tusks seized on way to China; biggest bust a sign of worse
NBCNews.com (blog)
Some 1,500 African elephant tusks — the biggest seizure ever — were found this week hidden within timber planks and destined for China's ivory market. Shocked conservationists noted 2012 will "In 2011 we thought the threats to elephants couldn't
Malaysian Customs Officials Seize 1000 Elephant TusksVoice of America


Malaysia makes largest seizure of illegal ivoryCoastweek
Malaysian Customs Seizes 20 Tonnes of Smuggled IvoryEnvironment News Service
New York Times –The Guardian –Melodika.net (press release)
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Hong Kong makes its biggest seizure of illegal ivory – Yahoo! News (blog)


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Hong Kong makes its biggest seizure of illegal ivory
Yahoo! News (blog)
When the African elephant population is down to several thousand, and you collect hundreds of tusks, it means whoever was responsible, slaughtered a good number of the population. What is it with the Chinese? They number over 1.3 billion and yet
IFAW calls for strict penalties for elephant poachersChina.org.cn



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World’s Biggest Geoengineering Test ‘Violates’ UN Rules


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World’s Biggest Geoengineering Test ‘ViolatesUN Rules
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By Martin Lukacs, The Guardian. A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal.
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