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California Cashes In On Climate Credits, Sees Breaks On Electric Bills

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By Lydia O’Connor No, that $35 credit on your electric bill wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. Starting yesterday, millions of California residents and businesses are finally receiving their first rewards from a climate change law the state passed nearly a decade ago. The “climate credits” come by way of Assembly Bill 32 — the Global […]

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'Magic For Dogs' Is Back With Even More Cute Canine Reactions

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By William Goodman We recently saw Finnish magician and mentalist Jose Ahonen pleasantly surprise us with an experiment that pondered the question: do dogs react to magic? The answer appeared to be a resounding “yes” based on the adorable looks and actions of the dogs after seeing their treats disappear (don’t worry, they all got […]

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"Our Energy Moment": The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

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By Steve Horn Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there’s an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propaganda campaign. As it turns out, the oil and gas industry’s push to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) plays the same game. And so on February 5, “Our Energy Moment” […]

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Why the Murderer of Millions Still Roams Free

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By Christopher Norris With no fear of the law, the killer of 7 million stalks new targets The evening winds roughed up the trees surrounding her log cabin, which overlooked a lake that resembled the moon. She sat alone by the fireplace reading her favorite novel, waiting for the tea kettle to whistle like the […]

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BBC's Climate Change Coverage Draws Heavy Criticism

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By Jack Mirkinson The battle over the media’s coverage of climate change isn’t limited to the United States. There’s a fight brewing about it across the pond too. The target? The BBC, which has drawn complaints that its handling of climate change is afflicted by that most dreaded of media reflexes, “false balance.” Politicians from […]

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Will Climate-Change Disclosure Leave Exxon Investors Stranded?

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By Jeffrey Rubin Regardless of how much time Exxon wants to spend weighing the risks of climate change, its investors are now demanding it. In what promises to be a landmark disclosure, Exxon, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, has agreed to provide the market with an assessment of how changing legislation around carbon […]