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Coal Ash Ponds: a Slurry of Problems Nationwide

“Do you know what your coal ash pond is doing tonight?” EarthJustice, via the Freedom of Information Act, pressured the EPA back in 2012 to release the locations of hundreds of previously unknown coal ash dump sites. The latest tally puts the number at nearly 1,400 nationwide. Coal ash. It sounds benign – even perhaps […]Read More

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Energy, Climate Scientists Call for a Moratorium on Coal-Fired Power

An international group of 27 prominent energy and climate scientists are calling for a moratorium on construction of new coal-fired power plants, a policy they say has become a global imperative if “climate catastrophe” is to be avoided this century. Their call comes amid renewed efforts by coal and power utility lobbies “to portray ‘high […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Young Americans Reject Denial; the Politics of

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Young people in America believe in science: when polled 73 percent say that global warming deniers are “crazy, out of touch and ignorant” Solar energy is vulnerable to political attacks. Each state and local area has its own rules […]Read More

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Reaction to President Obama’s Historic Georgetown University Speech

Despite what some detractors may say, the speech delivered by President Obama at Georgetown University will reverberate across America and around the world.  June 25th, 2013 will be remembered as the day America committed itself to act domestically and lead globally on climate change. It is not overstating the case to say the President’s speech […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Summer Heatwave; The U.S. of Koch; Renewable

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The severe weather across the nation causes more Americans believe in climate change. The problem is that when you feel the heat, its too late to completely avoid the consequences. With climate change not on the priority list for American politics things […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Inhofe’s Embrace of Breathing Mercury; Mitt Romney

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: In April the EPA put a ruling into effect that limits mercury emissions so stringently that many old coal fired power plants will be de-commissioned in the next 4 years. Now Republican Senator James Inhofe, a longtime supporter […]Read More