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Environment : 2011 rewrote the record books


The ecologically tumultuous year saw record greenhouse gas emissions, melting Arctic sea ice, natural disasters and extreme weather – and the world’s second worst nuclear disaster. The year 2011 was another ecologically tumultuous year with greenhouse gases rise to record … Continue reading

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Reports of the death of solar power are greatly exaggerated


US solar company Solyndra‘s bankruptcy filing was a result of a drop in the cost of silicon, not scandal and impropriety The solar company Solyndra recently filed for bankruptcy, which media reports have depicted as the end of solar power … Continue reading

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Washington’s Failure To Act On Climate Change Is Blameworthy & The Consequences Profound


With thanks to Christine at “350 or Bust”  here’s a speech by US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on climate change: Washington’s Failure To Act On Climate Change Is Blameworthy & The Consequences Profound Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave a powerful speech in … Continue reading

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U.S. Rivers and Streams Saturated With Carbon


Significant amount of carbon in land is leaking into streams and rivers, then to the atmosphere October 16, 2011 Rivers and streams in the United States are releasing substantially more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than previously thought. This according … Continue reading

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Links in the chain: Global carbon emissions and consumption


Washington, D.C. — It is difficult to measure accurately each nation’s contribution of carbon dioxide to the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon is extracted out of the ground as coal, gas, and oil, and these fuels are often exported to other countries … Continue reading

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U.S. Solar Jobs Census Finds Solar Employment Soars As U.S. Economy Lags


Solar Jobs Growing Nearly 10 Times Faster Than Employment as a Whole The Solar Foundation Press Release, October 17, 2011: DALLAS – The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization, today released its second annual review of the … Continue reading

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Ontario wind power bringing down property values


The CBC is reporting loss of property values as a result of policies concerning wind power. Ontario‘s rapid expansion in wind power projects has provoked a backlash from rural residents living near industrial wind turbines who say their property values … Continue reading

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