Emily Atkin

Keystone XL’s Climate Impact Could Be Four Times Greater Than State Department Claimed

If the controversial northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is approved and built, the resulting amount of carbon emitted into earth’s atmosphere could be up to four times greater than the U.S. State Department estimated, a new scientific paper shows.

August 12, 2014

Tar Sands Likely Caused Sickness That Forced Families From Homes, Canadian Regulator Says

The six families that abandoned their homes in Peace River, Canada three years ago due to a strange sickness are finally starting to get some answers.

April 3, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Applaud Exxon’s Decision To Disclose Climate Change Risks

A climate victory will come when Exxon — the second-biggest corporate carbon polluter in the world — actually makes a real commitment to diversify, and take responsibility for its own contribution to climate change.

March 25, 2014

Meet The Family The Tar Sands Industry Wants To Keep Quiet

There is an abandoned house in Alberta, Canada, where Alain Labrecque used to live.

February 19, 2014

Fracking Well Blowout Causes Oil And Chemical Wastewater Spill In North Dakota

An oil well owned by Whiting Petroleum Corp. started leaking hydraulic fracturing fluid and spewing oil late on Thursday, after a blowout that company and state officials said may take “a couple more days” to clear up, according to Friday reports in Reuters.

February 18, 2014

How Farms Across America Are Using Cow Manure For Renewable Energy

Many have heard about how cow farts and manure decomposition both produce harmful methane gas, which contributes to global warming pollution. What is less known, though, is that farms can convert cow manure into renewable biogas, which can power aspects of the farm and prevent that methane from reaching the atmosphere.

December 12, 2013

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