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Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money (And You May Not Even Know It)

We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required, mine and refine the steel and aluminum, and dig up the rare earth minerals that…

Florida Everglades fire spreads to 32,000 acres

[embedded content] The Sawgrass Fire in the Florida Everglades has almost doubled in the course of one day. It now covers 32,000 acres. The brush fire is just south of Interstate 75. Smoke from the blaze is also drifting across…

The huge carbon footprint of cement (and what we can do about it)

When you manufacture cement, you heat up limestone and other clay-like materials to an astounding 2,552 degrees Fahrenheit (1,400 Celsius). Creating temperatures that high requires an awful lot of energy and (usually) a large amount of fossil fuels. Not only…

Flows (2)

This area of bog and cotton grass used to be a conifer plantation. Who’d have known? Thirty- three years ago when I first worked in the Flow Country of Sutherland and Caithness I often drove along the road north of…

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COAL: Industry gets $64B lifeline from G-20 governments

Asian governments are stepping up their support for coal-fired power plants, handing a lifeline worth $64 billion a year to an industry struggling to maintain investment from private investors.

The Trump EPA strategy to undo Clean Power Plan

Posted on 24 June 2019 by dana1981 This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 19 published its “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule to replace the Obama EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The replacement…

What are natural flavors vs. artificial flavors?

Check your pantry or nearly any grocery store shelf. Odds are, many of the items you find will list natural or artificial flavors in the ingredients. Of the two, natural flavor sounds more appealing. But what are natural flavors and…