InsideClimate News Top Stories of 2012

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To Our Readers:

We thought you’d like to see this year in review of our most trafficked headlines, organized by subject area. 

Wishing all of you a holiday season filled with peace and a happy new year.

From all of us at InsideClimate News.

Exclusive, Special Reports

3-D Maps Pictured Sandy’s Devastation–Five Years Ago

Koch Brothers’ Activism Protects Their 50-Year Stake in Canadian Heavy Oils

How Fukushima Challenged a Core Tenet of U.S. Nuclear Safety: An Expert’s View

First Study of Its Kind Detects 44 Hazardous Air Pollutants at Gas Drilling Sites

Dilbit and Tar Sands

Is Dilbit Oil? Congress and the IRS Say No

A Dilbit Primer: How It’s Different from Conventional Oil

The Dilbit Disaster: Inside The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of, Parts 1, 2 and 3

(also an e-book on Amazon.)

EPA Worries Dilbit Still a Threat to Kalamazoo River, More Than 2 Years After Spill

Exclusive Map: The Tar Sands Pipeline Boom

Northeast Markets Eyed for Oil Sands as Clean Fuels Standard Fades

Nation’s First Tar Sands Mine Stirs Water, Environmental Fears Out West

Will Industry Provide Data for Federal Dilbit Study?

Pipelines, including Keystone XL

Keystone XL Would Not Use Most Advanced Spill Protection Technology

Need for Keystone XL Shrinking as Industry Looks to Export U.S. Crude Oil

New Keystone XL Route Could Still Threaten Ogallala Aquifer

Few Oil Pipeline Spills Detected by Much-Touted Technology

Enbridge Restarted Ruptured Oil Pipeline —Twice— During 2010 Michigan Oil Spill

Angry Michigan Residents Fight Uneven Battle Against Pipeline Project on Their Land

Bakken Crude and Canadian Oil Sands Battle for Space on U.S. Pipelines

Climate Change Disappears from Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Climate Science and Politics

America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment

GOP Not Listening to Its Own Scientists on Climate Change

Climate Scientists Lament a Nation Stuck on the Wrong Debate

Why Don’t TV Meteorologists Believe in Climate Change?

Outcry Grows Over Canadian Govt’s Undermining of Climate Science

Post-Sandy and Post-Election, Will Political Taboo on Climate Change Be Lifted?

Clean Economy

Germany Has Built Clean Energy Economy That U.S. Rejected 30 Years Ago

(Part 1 of 6 in the series, also an e-book on Amazon: Clean Break: The Story of Germany’s Energy Transformation and What Americans Can Learn from It.)

A Primer on the U.S. Clean Energy Economy: What It Is, Why It Matters

A Smart Grid Primer: Complex and Costly, but Vital to a Warming World

Clean Power Startups Aim to Break Monopoly of U.S. Utility Giants

Brooklyn’s Self-Powered Solar Building: A Game-Changer for Green Construction?

In New Jersey Solar Decision, Economics Trumped Ideology

Many GOP Governors Press Ahead with Green Economic Policies, Study Shows


Debate Surrounds Race to Export America’s Natural Gas

Will Ohio Continue To Be a Regional Dumping Ground for Fracking Wastewater?

Tiny Doses of Gas Drilling Chemicals May Have Big Health Effects

Feds Punt on Leadership Over Fracking Rules, Experts Say


InsideClimate Out Front

(Columbia Journalism Review)

Crude, Dirty and Dangerous

(New York Times Op-Ed)

InsideClimate News Looks at 2010 Oil Spill on Kalamazoo River

(Michigan Public Radio)

Kalamazoo River Spill Yields Record Fine

(Living on Earth)

InsideClimate News Reports on Koch Brothers 50-Year Involvement in the Oil Sands

(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

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