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?
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
(Columbia Journalism Review)
(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)