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COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS   Trump plan new fuel for old facilities   By Jennifer A. Dlouhy Bloomberg News Tucked inside the Trump administration’s plan to ease carbon dioxide limits is a change that could breathe new life into scores of aging coal-fired power plants. Exp...
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In the wake of California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to enact mandatory restrictions on the use of water given the state's ongoing, historic drought, people nationwide have become obsessed with almonds. Not in the sense that people are buying and eating lots of almonds, mind you. In the sense that ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The west coast of Vancouver Island boasts the kind of wild shoreline that could swallow a kayaker for weeks. Crenellated with fjords and stippled with islands, it’s a place where old-growth stands of Doug-fir yield to rocky beaches, where black bears stalk the tidelines, and where, each March, some ...
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Posted by on in Peace
The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru's president under pressure ahead of next month's UN climate conference. PERU'S COMMITTMENT TO protecting its forests has been called into question by a new report from environmental invest...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Apple’s brick-and-mortar stores in the United States and around the world will celebrate the upcoming Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22. According to a new report Thursday, Apple’s Cupertino, California campus will also join the celebration with a major internal event on April 22 focused on 2014 Eart...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
I live in Denver, Colorado, and for the past few days, we've had nothing but rain. Three months of rain in 48 hours, to be exact. The surge of water has caused rivers and streams to overflow their banks, drowning Boulder, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park and many other towns along the Front Range unde...
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Renewable energy is America’s future. Climate change makes that inevitable. But America’s electricity grid will face tough new challenges as we transition away from dirty fossil fuels, and move toward clean technologies like wind and solar.   For the electricity grid to operate properly, supp...
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Posted by on in Fishing
by Nicole Makris From a health perspective, fish and seafood offer benefits that are hard to find elsewhere. Unfortunately, the current consumption of seafood, specifically fish, is wrought with controversy and ecological degradation. Conservation biologists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Cent...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
27 JAN 2010: Concern about global warming among U.S. adults has dropped significantly, a new poll says, with fewer than 50 percent of Americans saying they are “somewhat” or “very worried” — a 13 percent decrease from a poll taken in October 2008. The percentage of Americans who believe global warm...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The British Met Office has released world-wide temperature data into the public domain to give evidence that the globe is warming. The British Met Office has published station temperature records for over 1,500 of the stations that make up the global land surface temperature record. The data shows ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The climate change talks in Copenhagen this month may be our last chance to agree to a successor to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol--and perhaps to get authentic commitments from nations around the world to cutting greenhouse gas emissions that drive global warming. Experts have declared the search for a ne...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Associated Press A new report suggests that oil production will not peak for at least two more decades and will plateau for decades after that. Few topics can inflame oil watchers more than the debate over “peak oil” – that difficult-to-predict moment when the world’s oil production reaches its ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
An article in the Seattle Times about my home town of Edmonds. Which is the first city in Washington State to ban plastic bags. Way to go Edmonds! Link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009555416_bagban29m.html?cmpid=2727 Edmonds has become the first city in the state to ban plastic...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Oil spills don't just happen when drunk supertanker captains screw up. There are small spills all over waiting to happen. I keep noticing this so I had to write about it.  Little tiny oil spills waiting to happen. There is one in my carport that I have to look at everyday. Someone who doesn't ...
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