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[ Significant progress announced in efforts to balance conservation and clean energy through the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan ]

Annette Kondo

Interior Secretary Jewell confirmed today the release of a detailed plan for the long term health of California desert lands.

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[ A Clean Climate Must Be a Consumer Commodity ]

The United Nations Climate Summit taking place here in New York is, of course, a venue for important scientific releases highlighting the now well-established consensus on both the economic and social severity of inaction on global warming.  These statements will bolster thoughtful proposals to move nations to a common ground on a framework for action. (See related post: “The Gathering Storm: U.S. Must Lead Action on Climate Change.”)

While these efforts are critically needed, they are not enough.  Without greater attention to individual consumers, we are likely to continue down the ineffective path where we’ve wandered for decades.…

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[ The Gathering Storm: U.S. Must Lead Action on Climate Change ]

Co-authored with Dr. Michael Mann

Winston Churchill saw the gathering storm long before the rest of the world. Europe sacrificed millions of people before it openly acknowledged and then directly confronted the crisis. Yet, even after the Allies responded, the outcome was uncertain. Only when the U.S. entered the fray could the Allies see a clear path to end the threat. (See related post: “A Clean Climate Must Be a Consumer Commodity.”)

While meeting that threat, the war mobilization also provided employment for millions and pulled the U.S.…

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[ Making Idaho’s Bruneau Canyon more accessible for all ]

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unveiled plans for the project  at a Sept.


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[ With 38 Percent of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed ]

As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse impending conflicts.

While hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”), the process used to unleash natural gas from shale deposits, has raised serious concerns about groundwater contamination, less attention has been given to the added competition for limited water supplies the process can bring.

Each fracking well can require up to 25 million liters (6.6 million gallons) of water.…

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