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The false promise of fracking and local jobs

The false promise of fracking and local jobs

By Susan Christopherson | (The Conversation) In a surprise decision that led to consternation in the oil and gas industry and elation among fracking opponents, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in December…
Obama, Modi and India’s Solar Future

Obama, Modi and India’s Solar Future

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) In his visit to India, Barack Obama pressed unsuccessfully for India to set specific carbon limits. Nevertheless, he did get agreement from Indian Prime Minister Narendra…
Dual Use:   Solar Panels conserve Canal Water In India

Dual Use: Solar Panels conserve Canal Water In India

By Malini Shankar | (IPS) Sunlight pours over a break in canal-top solar panels recently installed over the Vadodara branch of the Sardar Sarovar canal project in Gujarat. Credit: Malini Shankar/IPSBARODA, India…
Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

Why solar power is spreading so fast in Africa

The Economist | -- "Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910m people consume less electricity each year than the…
Ocean Life on the Verge of Mass Extinction

Ocean Life on the Verge of Mass Extinction

TheLipTV | -- "Humans are leading us to unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them potentially putting us on the verge of a major extinction event, according to…