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January 15th, 2013
King Coal’s crown is slipping. Cheap natural gas—along with increasingly stringent environmental oversight—has reduced the US appetite for coal. So the industry is looking to...
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February 12th, 2013
While environmental advocates urge individuals to reduce their carbon footprint by taking small, simple actions, others argue that individual actions are irrelevant. Do such...
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March 22nd, 2013
With Bay Area population forecast to increase to 8 or 9 million people, the region is grappling with where current and future residents will live and work. Commercial and...
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March 5th, 2013
New technologies and innovative business models are changing the way people consume and invest. What’s driving the shift from ownership to sharing? And what are the...
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March 12th, 2013
Ed Whitacre took America’s biggest corporate failure and quickly moved it back into profitability. To do so, he restructured the management team, launched a new vision and...
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March 18th, 2013
Many people alarmed about climate disruption thought America’s coastal cities had a decade or two before they had to really get serious about sea level rise. Then came...
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April 2nd, 2013
New technology for releasing gas bubbles trapped in shale rock has created a bonanza in several states. Are we entering a golden age that restores American manufacturing...
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March 19th, 2013
Recent severe weather events have elevated political debate surrounding energy, economy and environment. President Obama has pledged to use his executive powers to reduce...
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Former Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Rajendra Pachauri believes in taking the time to look at the balance of available evidence. As former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Pachauri oversaw...
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April 29th, 2013
The nexus of food, water and energy is an increasing concern as business and government leaders confront growing global population and burgeoning consumer classes in China...
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April 17th, 2013
While UN negotiations continue to push industrialized and emerging countries toward agreement in reducing global greenhouse gases, many clean energy advocates say a global...
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April 5th, 2013
The country's energy paradigm is caught between the slogans of “drill-baby-drill” and “oil is evil.” The real problem arguably is that the global oil market is controlled by...
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April 3rd, 2013
The United States should restrain the use of guns on the street and drones in the air according to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Although the Obama administration drone...
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April 26th, 2013
“There is enough carbon in this tar sand deposit in Western Canada to send the Earth’s climate into an irreversible tailspin that would make life itself questionable in the...
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May 6th, 2013
Increasingly, corporations are pushing their suppliers to reduce packaging, waste and energy use to save money and reduce carbon pollution. It’s been eight years since...
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June 27th, 2013
With the Earth running a fever, people in the United States and around the world are vulnerable to climate-driven disease, famine, war and migration. Many scientists warn...
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May 2nd, 2013
In a warming world, developing countries are being hit hard by drought, storms and sea-level rise. Their efforts to develop energy resources is increasingly complicated by...
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June 18th, 2013
With more than 40% of the world’s population living in coastal areas, the impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Rising sea levels are...
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June 4th, 2013
The rapid spread of digital access is impacting economies and governments throughout the world, changing the balance of power between citizens and states. In the next decade...
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June 17th, 2013
Across the country, rising interest in clean power is challenging electric monopolies with competition. In California, Marin Clean Energy provides consumers with an...

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