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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 fight against fracking at a Manhattan protest

The New Front Lines of the Fight Against Fracking

The front lines of the fight over hydraulic fracturing -or “fracking” – are being drawn at the lowest political levels. Fracking involves detonating explosions deep underground and then pumping large volumes of chemical laced water at high pressure into these wells. More than 1,000 chemicals have already been identified as those commonly used in the drilling process. According to a…

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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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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: US Military Adopts Renewable Energy Target; Looking for Obama’s Bold Climate Action; Say Goodbye to Frogs, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Military has set a target of using 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. This is great for the renewable energy industry, many everyday products are brought to the American public by way of large scale military use. Obama has yet…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Climate Change and National Security; Keeling Curve On the Brink of 400; Getting Beyond Politics Leads to Climate Action, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US government is placing a focus on the threats of climate change to national security. If the rate and severity of natural disasters increases then a great strain will be placed on the military resources of the US. Americans don’t sit by…

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Solar and natural gas combined for more efficient nat gas power generation

The marriage of Solar and Natural Gas

Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today to witness the union of two nobody ever thought would join.  By the powers vested in me, I give you: Solar Energy and Natural Gas. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a method of combining solar energy into the natural gas production process to produce cleaner energy output…

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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.