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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.

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra and the Chinese; Dirty Data Centers; Greenwashing Natural Gas, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Solydndra and the Chinese PV solar market: Solyndra, the made-in-the-USA solar panel company, recently filed for bankruptcy after taking a $535 million loan guarantee from the US government. The political response is to pressure Obama to restrict the importation of Chinese made solar panels due to the…

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Enviro News Wrap: The Real Price of Gas; Koch Bros. and the GOP; Google Bets Big on SolarCity, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Oil prices in the US spiked a couple of months ago and  have recently dropped down to under $4/gall. It is a good time to remember that gas prices in the US are artificially low. In the US we pay mostly for the extraction, delivery,…

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Enviro News Wrap: Domestic Energy Policy; Tripling Resource Extraction; Why Islands Are Sinking, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: With the price of oil on the rise and oil exporting countries becoming increasingly unstable the US government is figuring out how to get more oil from domestic sources. Keep in mind that it takes years for an extraction project to bring oil to the…

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: United States has higher percentage of forest loss than Brazil

What’s Up With the Rainforest is a weekly series from James Boyce and the Rainforest Alliance – We can’t allow the constant reminders of the damage we have done to our planet overshadow the fact that we still have the chance to prevent the past from repeating itself. With advancements in science and technology developing at an exponentially increasing speed,…

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Is Pending Italian-Swiss Border Change Due to Alpine Glacial Melt a Global Harbinger?

Alpine glacial melting along the Swiss/Italian border will soon force the two governments to redraw centuries-old border.