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Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time

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he Christophe de Margerie carried a cargo of liquefied natural gas from Hammerfest in Norway to Boryeong in South Korea in 22 days.

Climate change has thawed Arctic enough for $300m gas tanker to travel at record speed through northern sea route

August 24, 2017 — A Russian tanker has travelled through the northern sea route in record speed and without an icebreaker escort for the first time, highlighting how climate change is opening up the high Arctic. Continue reading Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time

Energy executives say gas market to blame for South Australia’s woes

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A gas processing facility in Queensland. AGL Energy bosses blame unreliable energy supply in SA on ‘dysfunction’ in the gas market. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Main problem afflicting country’s grid is the lack of clear policy direction from Canberra, witnesses tell Senate inquiry

March 7, 2017 — Senior executives from AGL Energy have given evidence that the main issue causing problems with reliable energy supply in South Australia is “dysfunction” in the gas market – not too many wind farms making the grid unreliable. Continue reading Energy executives say gas market to blame for South Australia’s woes

Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

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FOSSIL FUELS. Steam and fumes emerge from the brown coal-fired power plant Niederaussem operated by RWE near Bergheim, Germany on March 2, 2012. File photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

Researchers predict that average temperatures would climb by up to 9.5°C if all known reserves of oil, gas, and coal are burned

BONN, Germany (May 24, 2016) — Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers said on Monday, May 23. Continue reading Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth

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Global direct action began with hundreds of environmental activists invading the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in south Wales on Tuesday. Photograph: Kristian Buus for the Guardian

Break free and join the biggest global action against fossil fuel companies the world has ever seen

May 3, 2016 — An interesting question is, what are you waiting for?

Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilisation — certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been waiting for just the right moment. Continue reading The time has come to turn up the heat on those who are wrecking planet Earth

Phasing out coal, oil and gas extraction in US would drastically cut emissions

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A quarter of US fossil fuel extraction occurs on 650m acres of federal land. Photograph: Matthew Brown/AP

The reduction would slash greenhouse gas emissions by 100m tonnes a year by 2030 and even more after that, comparing well to other proposed measures

May 3, 2016 — Phasing out coal, oil and gas extraction on US federal land would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 100m tonnes a year by 2030 and even more after then, providing a useful brake to climate change, according to a new study. Continue reading Phasing out coal, oil and gas extraction in US would drastically cut emissions

Obama bans oil drilling along Atlantic seaboard

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The Transocean Polar Pioneer in April 2015 on its way to Alaska, where it was to drill for oil on behalf of Shell before the company scrapped the operation. Photograph: Daniella Beccaria/AP
Environmental groups call president’s reversal an outsize victory after backlash from communities that fear Gulf of Mexico rig disaster could happen again

March 15, 2016 — The Obama administration abandoned its plan for oil and gas drilling in Atlantic waters on Tuesday, after strong opposition from the Pentagon and coastal communities.

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