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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), “by around 2020, the United States is projected to become the largest global oil producer,” according to their World Energy Outlook 2012 report. According to Scientific American, “easier access to more oil and gas could cause a surge in global greenhouse gas emission levels, which could trump recent […]

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Ice coverage on the Great Lakes decreased 71 percent between 1973 and 2010, EarthSky reported, citing a study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published in the Journal of Climate. The lakes currently have only a 12 percent ice cover, less than a third of the ice cover present at this time last […]

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Emissions The United States passed new rules to cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, Reuters reported. Mercury emissions can accumulate in water and cause health problems. Airlines traveling to and from Europe will be required to buy carbon permits from the European Union’s emissions trading system starting in 2012, an EU court ruled, according […]

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