• ‘Too Many Polar Bears:’ Govt Draft Plan Says Polar Bear Numbers ‘Exceed Co-Existence Threshold’

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

    There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear […]

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  • US Confident LNG Can Compete With Gazprom In Europe’s Gas Market

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, OilProce.com

    As American LNG costs continue to fall, and as Europe looks to untangle itself from Gazprom, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are quickly becoming a welcome alternative to Russian gas supplies. The United States is all too happy to help Europe increase its energy security by diversifying its natural gas supplies—in which Gazprom holds […]

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  • Washington Voters Reject Carbon Tax For Second Time

    • Date: 07/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Washington voters rejected a ballot measure backed by a vast coalition of liberal groups to tax carbon dioxide emissions from in-state fossil fuel combustion. The measure, called Initiative 1631, is the third attempt to impose a carbon tax in Washington state. Voters rejected a similar ballot measure in 2016, and carbon tax legislation failed earlier in 2018. Had […]

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  • Ta-da! America’s Shale Boom Has Just Created A New Mexico

    • Date: 03/11/18
    • Bloomberg

    U.S. oil and gas production keeps defying expectations, including a nation-sized surge this year. And energy analysts expect production from America’s top five shale oil regions to more than double by 2025. The contrast between the success of the U.S. oil and gas industry and unpopularity in the stock market grows ever starker. The Energy Information […]

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  • U.S. Democrats To Revive Climate Committee If They Retake House Of Representatives

    • Date: 01/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Should Democrats win control of the House this election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will ask her caucus to create a select committee on climate change similar to the now-defunct panel behind the failed effort to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Pelosi said the committee would “‘prepare the way with evidence’ for energy conservation and other climate […]

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  • Bolsonaro In, Merkel Out: The Paris Climate Gang Is Breaking Up

    • Date: 31/10/18
    • GWPF & Climate Home News

    While Brazil has elected a climate sceptical president, Germany’s ‘climate chancellor’ Angela Merkel has announced that she is gradually stepping down from her political roles. Green news outlets are voicing concern that these and other developments in the Western world are putting the Paris agreement and the entire climate agenda at risk of falling apart. […]

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  • Beginning Of The End: Germany’s Angela Merkel To Step Down As Party Leader

    • Date: 29/10/18
    • Financial Times

    Angela Merkel is to stand down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, a post she has held for 18 years, after a dismal performance by the party in elections in the central German state of Hesse on Sunday badly dented her authority. German media said she told senior party leaders at a meeting on […]

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Orders Pause in Landmark Climate Change Case

    • Date: 25/10/18
    • Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine

    The Supreme Court has taken the unexpected step of pausing a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young people, which had been trudging through the legal system since 2015. Several young plaintiffs and their families had already planned to live in Eugene, Oregon, during the now-delayed trial—which was set to begin in a lower […]

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