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Data Center Emissions, Coal Power Use Much Higher than Thought

The largest U.S. data center owner-operators are underestimating how much coal-fired electricity they’re using, and thus the carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions they produce, according to a new study from Lux Research.

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Threatens Forest, Wildlife, and Indigenous People

The Belo Monte dam project is now underway on the Xingu River in the Brazilian State of Pará.  The current dam project will flood native people’s lands and other land currently housing poor Brazilians in the City Altamira who all rely heavily on the river for their livelihood. The flooded forest will decompose and release methane gas into the atmosphere and…

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The Amazon River basin - known as the "lungs of the planet" - face significant threats

Heating Up: New Concerns about the Amazon

At one time, experts believed that the Amazon couldn’t catch fire because it was just too damp. However, as the ocean near the forest gets warmer, conditions in the Amazon have changed over time. Because the Atlantic is pulling moisture from the forest, it leaves the area vulnerable to fires, like the ones that occurred in 2005 and 2010.

Musings of a Malcontent: No One Escapes the Eyes of the World (even when you’re selling whale meat online)

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Is it me, or do we live in a global community? We do, right? We live in a time when it is almost impossible to do something that will not be seen by people from all over the planet? I mean this is standard knowledge, yes? Did…

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Chevron in Ecuador: Not the Image Projected in We Agree Campaign

The recent $8 billion judgement from an Ecuadorian court against Chevron for environmental damage in the Amazon stands in stark contrast to the oil giant’s latest ad campaign, called We Agree. For a closer look at the campaign and why it is greenwash at its best (or worse) read my latest post on TheGreenWashingBlog.com [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeGVvsIwMRE&feature=player_embedded’]