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[ High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air Near Oil and Gas Sites ]

A study of the air near oil and gas drilling sites in five U.S. states found sometimes dangerously high concentrations of chemicals.

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[ Poll Finds Generation Gap on Energy Issues as Millennials Voice Climate Concerns ]

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, new research finds a generation gap on energy issues as millennials voice far greater concern about climate change.

Two-thirds of young adults (aged 18 to 34) say they’re inclined to vote for a political candidate who supports cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing financial incentives for renewable energy, according to an online poll of 2,105 U.S. residents by the University of Texas at Austin. In contrast, just half of seniors (aged 65 or older) say they would lend such support.…

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[ Congratulations to Madison Bumgarner: a World Series champ and wilderness champ! ]

What a year!

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[ After Two-Year Hiatus, U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Get License Renewals ]

After more than a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is once again renewing licenses for aging nuclear power plants.

The independent federal agency gave a 20-year license renewal on Oct. 20 to Limerick Generating Station Units 1 and 2 near Philadelphia and is now reviewing renewal applications for 17 additional reactors, including Indian Point Unit 2 that’s located on the Hudson River about 24 miles north of New York City.

The NRC, which licenses commercial nuclear power plants for a period of 40 years, has granted 20-year extensions to 75 of the 100 operating reactors in the United States, many of which were nearing the end of their licenses.…

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[ Chief Councilor Ellis Ross of the Haisla Nation on First Nations and Energy Development in Canada ]

Located in the North Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation has found itself at the center of Canada’s energy and international commerce debate.

Ellis Ross was elected Chief Councilor of the Haisla Nation in 2011 and re-elected by acclamation to a four-year term in 2013. A full-time Councilor since 2003, Ross has navigated the complexities and inherent tensions of balancing tradition, the environment and his vision of economic self-determination for the Haisla Nation for more than a decade.…

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