Scotland announces moratorium fracking for shale gas

Guardian: The Scottish government has announced a moratorium on all planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction, including fracking.
Welcomed by campaigners as “a very [...]

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Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

Grist: A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration`s proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean [...]

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United Kingdom: 10 things need to know about fracking

Independent: Fracking has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale [...]

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Beijing smog makes city unliveable, says mayor

Guardian: Beijing’s mayor, Wang Anshun, has called the city “unliveable” because of its noxious smog, according to state media.
“To establish a first-tier, international, liveable and [...]

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North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

Reuters: North Dakota’s oil industry is pushing to change the state’s radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as [...]

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Scottish fracking block announced

BBC: The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking operations, pending further inquiries.
Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health [...]

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At Vatican, EPA Talk ‘Moral Issue’ Climate Change

ThinkProgress: Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will make a short visit to the Vatican on Friday to discuss climate change. According to [...]

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Thunderstorms Helping Bring Ozone Down Earth

Climate Central: Ozone is a bit of a shape-shifting chemical. High in the stratosphere, ozone acts as an ultraviolet-blocking shield around Earth (which is why [...]

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What Do Farmers Think Climate Change?

Scientific American: As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers’ views and responses to climate change. It’s [...]

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Rhetoric on EPA, climate show divisions Republican presidential hopefuls

Bloomberg: One likely Republican presidential candidate called the Environmental Protection Agency “locusts” while another compared climate change to a “sunburn,” exposing a contrast with several [...]

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