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    U.S. Lags as Europe Adopts Airline Pollution Rule

    U.S. Lags as Europe Adopts Airline Pollution Rule

    Earthjustice By Martin Wagner Emissions from aircraft are a substantial contributor to global warming. Taking into account greenhouse gas emissions, the warming effect of contrails and aviation-induced cirrus clouds, and anticipated growth in air traffic, scientists estimate that aircraft could be responsible for as much as 10 percent of human-caused global warming by 2050. So, […]

    Why Water Is Oregon’s New Gold

    Why Water Is Oregon’s New Gold

    Oregon Environmental Council By Teresa Huntsinger For generations, most Oregonians have had the luxury of taking water for granted. Today however, water isn’t as easy to come by. Oregonians who want to start up a business or establish a new farm aren’t able to secure new summertime water rights in much of the state. Worse […]

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Greenpeace By Kert Davies Recently, Greenpeace got a rare look behind the curtain at how Big Oil stages citizen support for huge oil companies, when activists got inside a television commercial shoot in Washington, D.C. The American Petroleum Institute (API), and their public relations firm Edelman, were filming a new series of television commercials that we […]

    European Union Upholds Law Holding Airlines Accountable for Pollution

    European Union Upholds Law Holding Airlines Accountable for Pollution

    Environmental Defense Fund A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups applauded the decision of Europe’s highest court to uphold the European Union (E.U.) law to reduce carbon pollution from airplanes. The decision, from the Court of Justice of the European Union, affirms that the E.U. law is fully compliant with international law. The E.U. Aviation Directive, […]

    Renewable Energy Zealots Must Understand ‘Net Energy’

    Renewable Energy Zealots Must Understand ‘Net Energy’

    EarthWISE—Megan Quinn Bachman Was I surprised that last issue’s column, Can Renewables Outshine Fossil Fuels?, elicited a strong reaction, with written responses of support and derision? Not at all. It’s an issue that continues to divide the environmental community, and one which keeps us from moving forward as quickly as possible to conserve resources and […]