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Environmental News Wrap from GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander

Enviro News Wrap: Latest IPCC Report; Colorado Flood Aftermath; Coal’s Long Goodbye, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: I spent last weekend in Denver and it turned out to be a terrible time to visit. In the Boulder area floods carved out the land and roads. Gas and oil tanks were disrupted during the flood, spilling their contents. There is…

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The energy water nexus in Europe: Tinsley Cooling Towers, Sheffield, England

The EU: Climate Change Threats at the Water-Energy Nexus

Climate change poses a growing threat across European Union society – at the nexus of water and energy resource availability and use in particular. Warming water temperatures and reduced river flows will make thermal coal and nuclear, as well as hydro power, plants vulnerable to rising costs, reduced availability and decreasing output, according to long-term study published by the International…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Obama’s Climate Plan; Shell in the Arctic; the Growth of Renewables; Natural Gas Greenwash, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: It was great to hear Obama wax poetic about climate change last week - but a lot of his climate plan involves things he is already doing and it seems that he hopes that Congress can somehow pass meaningful legislation, good luck with those lame…

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Video Friday: Old King Coal

Episode 13 of Dr. Joylette Portlock’s YouTube series Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something!  In this episode Dr. Portlock looks at “old king coal,” the dirtiest of of fossil fuels and the source of much of the world’s energy generation. Even though coal use is declining in America, primarily from the explosion natural gas fracking, coal consumption continues to expand globally….

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US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Fallen Nearly 7 Percent Below 2005 Levels

US GHG emissions fell 1.6% in 2011 and are down 6.9% since 2005, according to the EPA’s 2013 Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The longer term trend is still upward, however, with total US GHG emissions having increased an average 0.4% per annum since 1990.

U.S. coal consumption is declining, but it does not offset the exponential growth of coal consumption globally.

U.S. Coal Consumption Down

Despite record amounts being spent to propagandize the coal industry and the ridiculous concept of “clean coal”, United States coal consumption has gone down.  Sort of. A recent report from the Energy Information Administration indicates the U.S.’s relative consumption has gone done, while the world consumption continues to rise at a nauseating rate.  This matters in a couple ways.  U.S….

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Environmental News Wrap: BP’s Bill for Devastating the Gulf; Understanding Peak Oil; Less Meat, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The legal repercussions from the Gulf Oil Spill are coming to fruition for BP;  the money they will pay out money to the US government will in turn be funneled to states like Florida so they can fund environmental restoration efforts. Peak Oil…

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