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David J. Unger
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Cheap gas + better efficiency = more SUV and truck sales. But is it a wise longterm investment? 
A dramatic plunge in gas prices, combined with better gas mileage, has helped boost sales of larger vehicles in the US. But a decision to buy an SUV or truck based on low gas prices may be a shortsighted one.
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Keystone XL isn't what it used to be.
Debate on the Keystone XL pipeline has resurfaced on Capitol Hill in the last week. But with oil prices falling and alternative routes for oil to get to market, the Keystone XL pipeline is less important than it was six years ago.
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In a political system increasingly dominated by outside spending and billionaire influence, environmentalists sought to fight super PACs with super PACs this election cycle.

Green groups pumped tens of millions of dollars into the midterm elections – from television advertising to field operations – in states with hotly contested races. It was an experiment in high-profile, seven-digit spending from a voting bloc that has long subsisted on grassroots campaigns and small-dollar donations.

Did it work?
Environmental groups dropped tens of millions to influence the midterm elections. And while they didn't keep the Senate blue, green groups hope they've made inroads with the GOP, and have elevated the profile of climate change and clean energy in American politics.
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Why LEDs matter. #NobelPrize2014 
The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Tuesday to the inventors of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The Nobel-winners' creation is already transforming everyday devices in the developed world, and are bringing cheaper, better light to those who don't have it.
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Slovakia says it has seen a 50 percent drop in Russian gas supplies in the past day. #Ukraine 
Russian gas supplies to Slovakia dropped by 50 percent in the past day, according to Slovakia's government. The report has raised concerns over a potential disruption of gas flows to Europe as winter approaches. Already, Ukraine is preparing for a winter without crucial heating gas, as it tries to negotiate a temporary deal with Russia and the EU.
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TUESDAY'S UN CLIMATE SUMMIT might most be remembered for what didn't happen and who never showed up. The leaders of two carbon giants (China, India) took a rain check, and much handwringing ensued – justifiably or not. There were speeches and pledges and no shortage of adjoining Climate Week events, but it all ended without a clear, unified plan for a low-carbon future.
Climate Week had no shortage of speeches, pledges, and marches, but left little in the way of concrete global action on climate change. Catch up on the highlights from the march, the UN Climate Summit, and the rest of last week with a special Recharge on Climate Week.
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Leaders from across the globe, executives of multinational corporations, and a wide array of private citizens descended upon New York this week to support clean energy and climate change action at Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit and adjoining Climate Week events.

But amid the hubbub in Manhattan, one group has kept notably quiet.
Republicans remained largely silent following President Obama's UN Climate Summit speech Tuesday, which urged international cooperation to address climate change. The GOP largely criticizes the president's environment and energy policies, but is there an opening for bipartisanship on renewable energy and climate adaptation?
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How the declining price of oil affects everything from the price of gasoline to global halls of power. http://bit.ly/1zffwdC #oilprices #shaleoil #saudiarabia #russia #iran #opec  
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Oil prices continued on a steep decline Tuesday, barreling toward levels that threaten to curtail rising US output. #oilprices  
Oil prices keep dropping and oil companies in the US and abroad are beginning to adjust their plans for a bear market. A fall in oil prices is a relief for US drivers, but it is very bad news for domestic producers that rely on high prices to keep oil flowing.
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Russia, Ukraine, and the EU failed to close a deal this week that would temporarily resume gas flows to Ukraine. Kiev is reversing flows from western neighbors, but those same countries have seen their Russian supplies drop under mysterious circumstances. As winter nears, Ukrainians aren't taking any chances; They're stocking up on blankets, sealing up windows, and chopping extra wood.
Gas talks between Russia, Ukraine, and the EU are at a standstill as Ukraine prepares for winter; Oil prices continue their slide on stable supply and weakening demand; A Canadian utility opens the world's first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage plant. Catch up on the latest in global energy with Recharge.
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Ever wonder what 35,000 walrus in one place looks like? Wonder no more.
35,000 walrus that can't find Arctic sea ice for resting have come ashore in northwest Alaska, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The gathering of 35,000 walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.
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Climate Week NYC is wrapping up. Marchers are filing out of Manhattan. Foreign dignitaries are headed home. 

After a week of climate-themed events and a global UN summit in New York, the international community will be without a comprehensive strategy to fight climate change.
A week of climate-themed events, public demonstrations, and diplomatic speeches on clean energy is coming to a close. What did the world accomplish on energy and climate this week, and what comes next?
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    Journalism, 2011 - 2012
  • Oberlin College
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