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Obama Approves Major Border-Crossing Fracked Gas Pipeline Used to Dilute Tar Sands

Steve Horn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Unlike Keystone XL -- which would carry diluted tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") south to the Gulf Coast -- Kinder Morgan's Cochin pipeline would carry the gas condensate (diluent) used to dilute the bitumen north to the tar sands.

Eleven Things to Give #climatethanks for

Heather Libby | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Heather Libby

For every missed opportunity at the international level, there are countries, states, cities and individuals stepping up to do more.

Jared Gilmour

Investors Might Want To Think Twice About The Promise Of Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

The Keystone XL pipeline could encourage risky investments in the Alberta oil sands, according to a report released Monday by a climate change think t...

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half

Steve Horn | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

That 600-mile long, 600,000 barrels per day proposed line runs from Flanagan, Illinois - located in the north central part of the state -- down to Cushing, Oklahoma, dubbed the "pipeline crossroads of the world."

Climate Change This Week: The REAL Connection to Tornadoes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How Tornadoes ARE Influenced By Climate Change Tornadoes ARE influenced by climate change, despite a recent, misinformed New York Times Op-ed. Grante...

George W. Bush On Keystone XL Pipeline: 'Build The Damn Thing'

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush has been reluctant to criticize the policies of his successor, but last week, he jumped in and spoke out against Presi...

Public Citizen: Dents, Holes in Keystone XL Southern Half Weeks Before Planned Startup

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing that the 485-mile KXL southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

Farah Mohamed

Keystone XL Section Plagued By Dents, Sags, Report Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Keystone XL pipeline section from the oil transport hub of Cushing, Okla., to the Texas Gulf Coast is plagued by construction proble...

Celebs Take On Keystone XL In Hilarious Spoof

Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Halloween may have come and gone, but for activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, every day th...

Climate Change This Week: Future Freakout Forecast, Green Transformations, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC: Global Warming Will Create a More Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future says the reputable Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a new study, re...

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fight: Critical Part of Tackling Dirty Energy and Climate Change

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Fighting for our health and environment is about tackling difficult challenges such as our continued dependence on fossil fuels. We cannot let ourselves get waylaid by industry attempts to undermine our spirit with false claims of "inevitability."

Climate Change This Week: China Chokes, Arctic High, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the desi...

Fate Of Keystone XL May Hinge On New Assessment

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.S. officials weighing the climate impact of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ...

The Climate Change Disconnect

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Recently, "good" news about energy has been gushing out of North America, where a cheering crowd of pundits, energy experts, and government officials has been plugging the U.S. as the "Saudi Arabia" of the twenty-first century.

X-Ray of a Flagging Presidency

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill McKibben

As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it's now well over two years old -- it's illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue. It offers the president not just a choice of policies, but a choice of friends, worldviews, styles.

Climate Change This Week: A Snip in Time, Microgrid Mania, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A Snip in Time Saves Nine... Billion humans from occupying Earth simultaneously, is the point behind World Vasectomy Day, reports Caroline Winter et a...

The Koch Brothers Could Make $100 Billion If Keystone XL Is Approved

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline could generate $100 billion in profits for billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, according to a report rel...

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

Shutdown Could Delay Keystone XL Decision

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. government shutdown is making it harder for the State Department to review ...

Obama's Former Communications Director Anita Dunn Pitches 'Ethical Oil' Keystone XL Ad

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Now, the "ethical oil" campaign has a new backer: Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and current Principal of SKDKnickerbocker, a public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; New York City and Albany.

Illustrating How the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails President's Climate Test

Anthony Swift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Anthony Swift

These facts make it clear: Keystone XL fails the president's climate test. It significantly exacerbates the problem of carbon pollution. It is not in the national interest, and its Presidential Permit should be denied.

Climate Change This Week: Zombie Jellyfish, Population-Climate Change Bomb, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...

In Nebraska, a Little (Solar) House on the Prairie vs. Keystone XL

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

The organization has raised more than $67,000, using the funds to create a solar-powered barn and wind turbine directly in the pipeline's proposed path. The barn will host discussions and presentations about renewable energy options.

No Keystone XL Decision In 2013?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp no longer expects a decision on the U.S. presidential permit required for the Keystone XL pipeline by t...