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Energy Companies Continue to Opt Out of CCS Projects

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January 25, 2015 - Once again the energy companies of the world have found a retreat from carbon to be too painful for their pocket books. The latest is a decision by four European utilities to opt out of a decade long carbon capture and sequestration project.

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

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January 23, 2015 - Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to "having our cake and eating it too!" Those who believe we c

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

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January 19, 2015 - The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum<

Good News - Thinking About Finding a New Planet to Live On? They Are Out There in Abundance.

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January 17, 2015 - The search for habitable exoplanets is turning out to be far more promising according to astrophysicists at University of Toronto. It appears that far more planets outside the Solar System have liquid water.

A World Record We Don't Want

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January 16, 2015 - Records are made to broken in sports but not in climate. In 2014 we set a dubious new mark. It goes down as the hottest year on our planet since humans started recording weather data on a global level back in 1880.

3 Millimeters a Year Doesn't Sound Like Much But That is the Current Rate of Sea Level Rise

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January 15, 2015 - Scientists have been using a figure of 1.5 to 1.8 millimeters (0.059 to 0.070 inches) annually in describing the rise in sea level throughout the 20th century. Turns out that the number isn't right.

The Collapse of Western Civilization - Speculation on Our Future

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January 12, 2015 - "Science fiction writers construct an imaginary future; historians attempt to reconstruct the past.

Much of Alberta's Oil Sands Can't Be Burned State Climate Scientists in Latest Report

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January 8, 2015 - University College London researchers state that to achieve a goal of limiting atmospheric temperature rise to 2 Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) degrees, 85% of viable oil sands reserves will have to stay in the ground in perpetuity. That means by 2050 Alberta and Saskatchewan oil sands producers will be limited to extracting only 7.5 billion barrels more.

The Fate of an Oil Sands Pipeline Appears to be Doomed For the Wrong Reasons

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January 7, 2015 - I'm not sure if the Keystone XL is the most notorious pipeline that has yet to be built but it sure has come to symbolize to environmentalists a line in the sand that cannot be crossed.

Even Among Business Conservatives the Case for a Carbon Tax is Accepted

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January 5, 2015 - Taxing carbon has been seen as a bad idea by business and financial conservatives for a long time. But it seems with the Paris global climate agreement on the agenda this year that opposition to carbon taxes is waning.

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