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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 2° (2 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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Coal = Devastation 5° (5 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Is peak oil real? 14° (14 replies)

We heard back in the Seventies that oil would run out by the end of the century. But with improving exploration and drilling technology, existing oil fields were extended, and new fields were found. So, why won't this happen again?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 17° (12 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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Environmentally Friendly Fuel 2° (2 replies)

Do you use any green alternatives to regular fuel?

Started by Brian M. in August 2012, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Coal & Oil, Green energy

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ARCTIC CASES- OIL COMPANIES IS THE CORE PROBLEM 8° (8 replies)

Currently we the people and our planet, the ongoing climate change with its impacts, Arctic zone and its ice is very important in reflecting incoming solar radiation back to the space, the oil companies include shell and BP wants to take advantage of melting ice so as to get a ...

Started by Joseph Bukula in September 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Weather

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Tarred? What's next feathered? 2° (2 replies)

Tarred? What's next feathered? Please sign my petition "Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams." Remind Congress that we don’t want to be misled into conclusions based on distracting statements that suggest that energy “independence” substitutes for real energy security. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/117/362/stop-misleading-energy-pipedreams/ Please pass it on, so we can stop this nonsense! Thanks, Maria

Started by Maria L. in May 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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Could partnership between Canadian energy industry & China increase productivity? 1° (1 reply)

Good read on the the $15.1-billion bid from state-controlled CNOOC Ltd. to purchase Calgary-based Nexen Inc. and how it could increase productivity in Canada's energy sector: http://share.fpconversations.com/chinese.html Does anyone else see these benefits too?

Started by Jerry S. in September 2012, about Coal & Oil

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Oil sands pick up Canada’s tech slack 2° (2 replies)

From being among the world’s most widely criticized resource plays to being among the most admired, Canadian energy innovation is accelerating: http://share.fpconversations.com/techslack.html

Started by Jerry S. in September 2012, about Coal & Oil

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Non-profit Landmine partners up with Oil Company to tap into risky areas 1° (1 reply)

Here's an article on how the UK's Mineseeker Operations Ltd. and Canada's EnerVue World Inc. even with physical and economical risks, are set to tap into vast oil and gas reserves around the world that haven't been tapped before http://share.fpconversations.com/blackgold.html

Started by Jerry S. in September 2012, about Coal & Oil

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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 1° (1 reply)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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Can you/will you give up driving if oil prices continue to rise? 5° (5 replies)

At what point will driving become too expensive for you? $5 a gallon? $10 a gallon? $50 a gallon?

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Coal & Oil

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