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NMSU researcher creates material to help slow climate change

A New Mexico State University researcher has invented a new material he says can effectively capture and remove carbon dioxide from the air, a critical step in slowing climate change. Carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas, along with methane, that climate scientists blame for a global warming trend. Removing carbon dioxide generated by burning fossil fuels, especially in power ...

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Carbon credits could help restore coastline

BATON ROUGE, La. — A new reports finds the ability of coastal wetlands to absorb, and retain, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases could be a means to help restore parts of Louisiana’s disappearing coastline. Sarah Mack, one of the report’s authors and president and CEO of Tierra Resources, tells The Advocate she doesn’t see carbon fully funding a coastal ...

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CO2 storage bill advances in Wyoming

Wyoming’s house committee advanced a bill to track stored carbon dioxide within the state, according to a Casper Star Tribune article. The bill would create a program for the state to ascertain the amount of stored carbon dioxide used in oil production. This carbon is used for methods such as enhanced oil recovery, a newer technique that utilizes pressurized carbon ...

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Report sheds grim light on geoengineering outlook

Could technological developments be close to cooling the planet and tackling atmospheric toxins? Not yet, BizWest reports. The National Research Council partnered with the University of Colorado-Boulder to publish a report on the current viability of geoengineering— research and developments aimed at cooling the earth and ridding the atmosphere of carbon dioxide. According to the report, the costly technology would ...

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Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. The House is expected to pass the bill easily Wednesday afternoon, capping weeks of debate over one of Republicans’ top priorities — a bill authorizing the construction of the much-delayed pipeline. Yet support ...

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Montana and Wyoming see EPA coal rules differently

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — Like many residents here, Dan Brecht boasts a personal connection to the Laramie River Power Station. Several relatives have, at various points, worked at the coal plant on the outskirts of town. His sister’s family moved back to Wheatland after the plant was built in 1980. He sees the facility as vital to the local economy. Laramie ...

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C02 and advanced recovery to be tested in the Bakken

This summer, North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) will test the technique of using carbon dioxide for advanced oil recovery on its first commercial oil well, reports The Bismarck Tribune. The Tribune reports that EERC Director Tom Erickson said the center has been talking with its affiliates to select a well suitable for the testing process. This trial ...

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Is Keystone still necessary as oil, gasoline prices dip?

WASHINGTON — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense. Oil prices always have been volatile, and both the pipeline company and the oil refiners and producers that would ...

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Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into future

NEW YORK — North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world’s oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil’s annual long-term energy forecast. And the “almost unspeakable” amount of natural gas found in recent years in the U.S. and elsewhere ...

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Monday is deadline for comments on EPA’s emissions proposal

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CRAIG, Colo. — Monday is the last day to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. The plan to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030 attracted crowds to regional hearings this summer, including Denver. They included supporters as well as those worried about how the proposal, intended to curb global warming, could impact coal ...

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