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Birds oiled by Exxon Valdez oil spill
by Bill Chameides
Mar 26, 2014

Do doom-and-gloom pictures of environmental devastation and catastrophe make green converts?

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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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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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Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2013

by Bill Chameides
Dec 23, 2013

There was a lot to write about environmentally speaking this year.

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Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?

Biofuel Feedstock
by Bill Chameides
Nov 18, 2013

New study concludes that biofuels can be part of climate-energy solution.

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The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

by Bill Chameides
Nov 14, 2013

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

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Climate Change Chatter, Issue 12

climate chatter
by Bill Chameides
Nov 8, 2013

In this political season of November 2013, are the thoughts on climate change being articulated by politicians, their advisers, and others prescient prediction or wishful thinking? Or what?

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The Oil Boom Produces Another Spill

by Bill Chameides
Oct 15, 2013

In late September more than 865,000 gallons of Bakken oil spewed from a pipeline onto a North Dakota farmer's wheat fields.

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