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AUG 19, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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State board rejects student's petition to limit greenhouse gases

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s environmental rulemaking board rejected a Westmoreland County college student’s petition to significantly limit the state’s greenhouse gas emissions on Tuesday, agreeing with the Department of Environmental Protection that the state can’t act alone to create the conditions for a safer climate.

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AUG 11, 2014 - TheStreet

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Springs Another Leak

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A new study from Nature Climate shows calculations performed by the U.S. State Department on the environmental impact of the pipeline underestimated the global impact of carbon pollution by a factor of five. The original State Department report estimated carbon emissions would increase by 1.3 million tons to 27.4 million tons. The new study now says greenhouse ...

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AUG 06, 2014 - Huffington Post

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For Most Of Us, A Warmer World Has Become The New 'Normal'

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said. Decades of climate change bring risks that people will accept ...

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AUG 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Will Natural Gas Secure A Cleaner Energy Future? Not With Rogue Methane Leaks, Report Finds

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Research Report by Climate Central If President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is going to work, lots of things will have to fall into place. Perhaps the most important is the reduction in greenhouse gases that is expected from increased use of natural gas to generate electricity. Under the plan, which aims to reduce ...

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AUG 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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In Effort To Fight Pollution, Beijing Plans To Ban All Coal Use By 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities. Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau posted the plan on its website Monday, saying the city would instead prioritize electricity and natural gas for heating. The official Xinhua News ...

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