4 New Papers: Anthropogenic Signal Not Detectable in Sea Level Rise

By Kenneth Richard It is widely assumed that sea levels have been rising in recent decades largely in response to anthropogenic global warming. However, due to the inherently large contribution of natural oscillatory influences on sea level fluctuations, this assumption lacks substantiation. Instead, natural factors or internal variability override the detection of an anthropogenic signal and may instead largely explain 

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Clinton walks fine line on carbon tax

By Timothy Carna Hillary Clinton’s campaign is leaving the door open to supporting a carbon tax, hinting that the Democratic nominee could eventually back the controversial idea. Statements from top campaign officials made during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could endear her to environmental activists who are pressing her to adopt more of the 

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Mines hydrology research provides ‘missing link’ in water modeling

Groundbreaking research on global water supply co-authored by Colorado School of Mines Hydrology Professor Reed Maxwell and alumna Laura Condon, now assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University, appears in the July 22 issue of Science Magazine. The paper, “Connections between groundwater flow and transportation partitioning,” tackles the issue of global freshwater 

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Republican Platform Rejects Paris Climate Agreement

By Evan Lehmann, ClimateWire CLEVELAND—Christian Republicans promoted a transition to clean energy here last night, about an hour after GOP delegates approved a party platform that disavows aggressive action on climate change and downplays renewable energy. The contrast isn’t new, said Angel Garcia, the national outreach director for Young Conservatives for Energy Reform, a group 

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Researchers determine key improvement for fuel cells

By Tina Hilding Washington State University researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace. The researchers determined a way to improve one of the primary failure points for the fuel cell, overcoming key issues that 

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Kemper plant succeeds in producing gas from lignite

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi Power has started producing synthetic gas using lignite at the Kemper County energy facility, the long-overdue and cost-overrun plagued project. “This is a major achievement for the Kemper project, and I am very proud of everyone who has worked safely and tirelessly to overcome challenges and reach this important point,” Mississippi Power 

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GOP Platform To Reject Global Warming Taxes

By Michael Bastasch The Republican Party’s platform for 2016 includes a provision opposing any taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, like those proposed by Democratic lawmakers concerned about man-made global warming. “We oppose any carbon-tax,” reads a copy of the platform draft obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It would increase energy prices across the 

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