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Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

A NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014 when it reached its maximum extent. (NSIDC)
by Bill Chameides
Apr 21, 2014

Arctic sea ice began its annual meltdown March 21.

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‘The Great Invisible’ Wins Full Frame’s Best Environmental Film

'The Great Invisible'
by Bill Chameides
Apr 8, 2014

Environmental winner documents the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the ecosystem — the human ecosystem.

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Coal Ash Ponds: How Power Companies Get a ‘Bypass’ on Regulations Against Pollution

Duke Energy coal ash pond
by Bill Chameides
Mar 24, 2014

Accidental pollution? Sure, s**t happens. But what about intentional pollution?

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A Little Tar on Obama’s ‘All of the Above’ Energy Strategy?

Oil sands mine
by Bill Chameides
Feb 21, 2014

Have you heard the one about the United States producing oil from tar sands? Some joke, huh?

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Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Dan River
by Bill Chameides
Feb 19, 2014

Yes, failing … just like the coal ash ponds along the Dan River.

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Waxing Environmental on Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman
by Bill Chameides
Feb 6, 2014

After 39 years representing the great state of California in the U.S House of Representatives, Democratic Representative Henry Waxman is calling it quits.

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Obama’s Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and ‘No’

President Obama delivers his State of the Union, 2014
by Bill Chameides
Feb 5, 2014

The Obama administration gave environmentalists little to cheer about last week, but the game is hardly over.

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In the House, a Little Quid Pro Coal?

Kentucky coal
by Bill Chameides
Jan 27, 2014

Coal is down but not out thanks in part to a pro-coal rider passed in the omnibus spending bill. Are we looking at pro-export policy or just a little mutual back-scratching?

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Americans, Cars, and George Will’s Habit of Getting It Wrong

The Ford F-150
by Bill Chameides
Jan 13, 2014

The F-150 notwithstanding, Americans are choosing more efficient cars.

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7 Stories From Winter Break, Circa 2013-2014

A New England view
by Bill Chameides
Jan 6, 2014

A précis of environmental news and happenings from over the holidays.

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