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    Utah Earth Day poster contest dares ask, "Where would you be without fossil fuels?"
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    The state of Utah has put its own spin on the message behind Earth Day. While the national ecology teach-in day usually means bike rides and recycling campaigns, in Utah the message this year is: "Where would you be without oil, gas and mining?" Utah's Division of Oil, Gas and Mining just got ...

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    Should there be a fossil fuel moratorium? Some scientists say yes
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    Climate change was barely mentioned during October presidential debates, but that doesn't mean the public doesn't care. After all, climate change affected Hurricane Sandy, and that got some media coverage. Some analysts say climate change is just part of historic weather patterns that humans have ...

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    Petrol crisis thriller "Fumes" makes statement, looks for backers
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    "The UK's fuel supply has run out and the country is coming apart at the seams... Jared must escape London to reach his wife and child. He siphons the petrol from his own car to prevent it from being stolen, but just as he is getting ready to leave, there is a knock at the door... It's an old ...

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    Report: How Romney and Obama differ on fossil fuels and the energy debate
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    Last week, Mitt Romney released a comprehensive energy plan. While taking a backseat to the economy and job creation, energy issues have been discussed regularly by presidential candidates Romney and Barack Obama, and their viewpoints diverge widely. In its online magazine, conservative think ...

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    Why alternative energy has a hard time: fossil fuels get 250 subsidies
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    If you think ending the ethanol subsidy puts all fuel sources on an equal footing, think again. While there has been a great deal of vitriol directed toward subsidies for alternative energy and plug-in vehicles, very little has been heard about the ways in which fossil fuels are given a huge ...

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    Report: Fossil fuel subsidies on the rise across the globe
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    Despite plenty of pledges to reduce them in the coming years, fossil fuel consumption subsidies rose all across the globe in 2010, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA estimates that subsidies that artificially lower the cost of fossil fuels – and also impede ...

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    IISD calls for countries to phase out all fossil fuel subsidies
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    Reforming eliminating fossil fuel subsidies would save governments billions of dollars while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and freeing up monies for incentives on cleaner forms of energy, according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a Canada-based ...

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    On "picking winners": fossil fuel industry raking in 10x the subsidies compared to renewables
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    Earlier today, we covered the words of some auto industry insiders at the recent Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, MI, who said the didn't like that the Obama Administration was "picking winners" by funneling funds on plug-in vehicles. Well, okay, they're ...

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    Poll: 73% of Americans believe that reducing dependency on fossil fuels is important
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    The oil spill in the Gulf has had a profound effect on the environment, the scope of which won't be fully understood for some time. This disaster has also caused widespread anger, brought environmentalists out of the woodwork and even swayed public opinion on the use of fossil fuels. According to a ...

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    STUDY: U.S. subsidises fossil fuels 2.5 times more than renewables
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    Listen to the messages coming out of Washington, D.C. and you'd think we're spending all our available money on clean and green technologies, things like algae biofuels, cleaner cars and advanced batteries. Turns out, this isn't remotely true. According to a new study that reviewed fossil fuel ...

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    Norway still considering a ban on all cars powered by fossil fuels
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    We first heard about a proposal to ban cars powered solely by fossil fuels way back in 2007. According to Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen, the plan "is much more realistic than people think when they first hear about" it and is still very much in the works. Still, it's highly unlikely that the ...

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    Editorial: Fossil fuel's guilty pleasures and their green alternatives
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    Flight. Drag racing. Radio controlled vehicles. Monster trucks, motocross... the list goes on and on. What list am I making? A list of activities or hobbies that could be considered by some to be environmentally irresponsible. Why? Let's examine some of them, starting with flight. Much has been ...

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    DOE & USDA study proves biodiesel massively reduces dangerous emissions
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/Biodiesel_drastically_reduces_LIFECYCLE_emissions_and_has_4x_net_energy'; The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have published the results of the Biodiesel Lifecycle Inventory Study which looked at energy resources consumed ...

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