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Are Earthquakes Our Most Effective Ally Against Fracking?

By Carol Pierson Holding   In response to pressure from students, faculty — and apparently alumni — who oppose Harvard Endowment’s refusal to divest its fossil fuel stocks, Harvard University’s President Drew Faust’s office issued her second statement on climate … Continue reading

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GE’s Ecomagination Lacks Eco and Imagination

By Carol Pierson Holding   Remember back in 2005 when General Electric (GE) launched its Ecomagination initiative? Its purpose, as the liberal news site Grist put it at the time, was “to ramp up development of clean technologies and lighten … Continue reading

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To Frack or Not To Frack

A recent New York Daily News cartoon features the dilemma faced by New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo.   http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/bramhall-cartoons-february-2013-gallery-1.1252690   Governor Cuomo had been barreling towards a late February deadline to decide whether or not to allow fracking in large … Continue reading

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Environmental Information Agency CO2 Emissions Data Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

By Carol Pierson Holding   Last month, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) reported that for the first three months of 2012, CO2 emissions fell to about 1992 levels, primarily because coal companies switched to natural gas.   Another boost … Continue reading

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Who Pays the Costs for Fracking?

By Karen Dam   Debates on natural gas persist, whether it will become a major (clean) energy source, and whether the growing means to attain it-hydraulic fracturing (or fracking)-is safe and sustainable. Pricing, infrastructure, air quality, and environmental contamination are … Continue reading

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