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Energy and climate scientists call for a coal moratorium, saying unabated coal is the road to climate catastrophe

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

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 efficiency low emissions coal combustion’…

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Global Warming Endangers Energy Production in the United States and Europe

The energy supplies for the United States and Europe are at risk, thanks to increasing complications attributed to climate change.  In an ironic twist of fate, the rising water temperatures and reduced river flow caused by global warming is lowering the energy output of thermoelectric power plants, such as coal-fired power plants, that require constant supplies of water for cooling…

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Enviro News Wrap: Koch Bros., Climate Change, and the Cost of Oil

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Momentum is building in Washington D.C. to end oil subsidies. Write your federal representative and tell them to stop subsidizing companies that don’t need the help. The Koch brothers are among the largest contributors to the Anti-Obama campaign. These two have endless pockets to influence politics…

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Breaking News: EPA Issues First Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Power Plants

In a move that could effectively end construction of any new conventional coal-fired power generation in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has proposed the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. “Today we’re taking a common sense step to reduce pollution in our air, protect the planet for our children, and move us…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Rare Earth Metals Deep in the Pacific; France Bans Fracking; Exxon Still Funding Climate Denial, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Tanzanian government is allowing uranium mining in a nature reserve. Profits from the mining are supposed to go into upkeep of the park and the government estimates that the mining will have no effect on the natural or human environment. Modern technology uses a…

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The latest environmental news headlines

Enviro New Wrap: Nuclear Powet Updates; Cautious Chevron Shareholders; Cheaper EV Batteries, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Nuclear power news wrap: Turkey is industrializing and modernizing at the expense of the environment. Nuclear plants and dams are in the works. While Turkey is building nuclear plants, industrialized countries are stepping away from them. Germany is stepping past its dirty economy and has…

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Enviro News Wrap: Coal Ash Sludge; 7 Billion People; Addicted to Oil; What Makes a Grid Smart, and more

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Industrial processes leave behind nasty sludge and companies want to deal with it the cheapest way possible. The only thing standing in their way is our government. The U.S. government has deemed waste from incinerators “non-toxic” and waste from coal fired power plants can just…

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