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The U.S. government has studied the longest oil spill in history — 14 years after the leak began

The federal government’s first study of the nearly 15-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico estimates that up to 108 barrels per day — more than 4,500 gallons — is flowing from a site where an oil …

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Norway sees sharp drop in palm oil biofuel consumption after ban on government purchasing

Norway saw drop in palm oil consumption following new regulations limiting sales in response to concerns about deforestation for plantations. The decrease has been lauded by a Norwegian rainforest …

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Government fracking tsar quits ‘impossible’ job after less than six months

‘UK fracking has been a total waste of time, and we can’t afford to waste any more of it. Ministers should put this industry out of its misery and focus instead on backing the clean …

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Malaysian state palm oil firm Felda seeks $1.5 billion government bailout: Bloomberg

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s state palm oil plantation agency, the Federal Land Development Authority, is seeking 6 billion ringgit ($ 1.5 billion) from the government to help turn itself around …

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Cleantech Startups Thrive When They Collaborate With Government Agencies

An international team of researchers claims that cleantech startups file more patents and raise more money when they collaborate with government research agencies. Their findings are relevant to the Green New Deal and carbon reduction research.

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Government accused of killing fracking by forcing drilling firms to suspend work over tiny tremors

The Tories must shake themselves out of their paralysis, and find a backbone. A Greenpeace spokesman said: “Fracking has been an absolute waste of time. After nearly a decade of bluster and blunders, …

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Florida Government Publicly Takes Step to Ban Fracking in Florida

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection should begin the rulemaking process immediately and be sure to prohibit all forms of fracking including hydraulic fracturing, matrix acidizing and ac…

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Vast palm oil project in Papua must be investigated by government, watchdogs say

Last week, Mongabay, Tempo, Malaysiakini and Earthsight’s The Gecko Project published an investigation into the story behind the Tanah Merah project, an enormous palm oil development in Papua …

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Climate Lawsuit Against German Government Mirrors Our Children’s Trust Suit In US

Three farmers and Greenpeace have sued the German government, alleging it is not doing enough to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it set in 2007. Will German courts do what US courts refuse to do?

CleanTechnica

The government just made it easier for oil companies to leak methane on public land

California and New Mexico have sued over the Trump administration’s latest rollback of climate change protections to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The challenge came hours after the Bureau of Land Ma…

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