Brandon Baker

Half of All New Energy Capacity in the US This Year Is Renewable

Renewable energy continues growing its share of new electricity generation in the U.S.

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New App Tracks Your Carbon Footprint, Compares it to Your Facebook Friends’ Output

San Francisco-based Oroeco may have discovered the best way to get people to curb climate change.

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New York Court Dismisses Pro-Fracking Lawsuits

The State of New York won’t be rushed by the fracking industry, its supporters or their lawsuits.

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The Epic Drought Won't Stop Fireworks in Some of America's Driest States

It’s so dry around Phil Griego’s New Mexico village that grass crunches when ranchers like himself shift horses, cattle and other animals from one field to another.

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VIDEO: Shocking Undercover Investigation Exposes Buried-Alive Chickens at Nation's Second-Largest Producer

After watching Pilgrim’s Shame: Chickens Buried Alive, it’s tough to decide which is more disturbing—the combination of physical abuse and inhumane killing of chickens or the murderous mentality of the animal farmers who were secretly taped earlier this year.

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Elon Musk To Build World’s Largest Solar Panel Plant

This article originally appeared in EcoWatch.

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How Much Carbon Do Your State’s Coal Plants Emit?

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a goal of decreasing carbon emissions by 30 percent—compared to 2005 levels—by 2030, states will be given the flexibility to devise their own plans.

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How the Obama Administration's Carbon Plan Could Create 274,000 New Jobs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy made herself clear Monday morning—adoption of the proposed carbon regulation would not force the country to choose between a strong economy and a healthy environment.

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How the Melting Antarctic Glacier Will Make These 14 Coastal U.S. Attractions Look

Armed with new data from the University of California Irvine and NASA, Climate Central highlighted previously released data and images this week to show how an unstoppable melting Antarctic glacier will impact the U.S.

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More than 70 US Navy Sailors to Sue For Fukushima Radiation Poisoning

This story first appeared on EcoWatch.

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