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North America Clean Energy Plan Could Boost Canadian Hydropower

Leaders pledge more use of low-carbon fuels. By Brett…

Exxon and Imperial Oil Forced To Go Around Sensitive Idaho River Valley

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.
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The Stream, March 28: Diminishing Water Could Slow Clean Energy Development

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Diminishing supplies of water, metals and biomass could slow…
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The Stream, March 6: An Essay on Hunger

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Droughts and Floods Today's must-read: Paul Salopek's beautiful,…
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The Stream, January 26: The Shale Boom and the Economy

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The International Energy Agency will make shale gas recommendations…

State of the Union: New Economics of Energy Production Tilts Obama's “All-of-the-Above” Strategy One Way

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In the era of deficit and disinvestment, water-intensive fossil fuel production is overwhelming the water-sipping clean energy sector.
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The Stream, December 30: Great Lakes Water Levels May Drop

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Water levels are expected to rise on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario…
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The Stream, December 29: Cleaning Up The Potomac River

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Washington, D.C. is ploughing ahead with a $2.6 billion underground…
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The Stream, December 2: Climate Change Negotiations

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The United States, along with Russia, Canada, Japan, China and…
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The Stream, November 23: Shale Gas and Climate Change

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Developing the United Kingdom's shale gas reserves is incompatible…
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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.
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Energy Economy Brings Change to Shepherd Life: Modernization Comes to the Dry Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

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Along the vast frozen grasslands, 23-year-old Wu Yun and her father, Bao Zhu, tend their flock of sheep and cattle. Just over the ridge, the northern city of Xilinhot is booming as the coal industry continues to expand. But it will take a lot of water to feed both the city and the mining.