16 Apr '11, 12pm

The hidden cost of coal in the US: up to half a trillion dollars ~ #Eco #Rainforest #REDD

Environmentalists and locals win fight against coal plant in Borneo (02/16/2011) Environmentalists, scientists, and locals have won the battle against a controversial coal plant in the Malaysian state of Sabah in northern Borneo. The State and Federal government announced today that they would "pursue other alternative sources of energy, namely gas, to meet Sabah's power supply needs." Proposed for an undeveloped beach on the north-eastern coast of Borneo, critics said the coal plant would have threatened the Coral Triangle, one of the world's most biodiverse marine ecosystems, and Tabin Wildlife Reserve, home to Critically Endangered Sumatran rhinos and Bornean orangutans. Local fishermen feared that discharges from the plant would have imperiled their livelihood. Is Obama's clean energy revolution possible? (01/26/2011) Last night US President Barack Obama called for a m...

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The real cost of coal: even higher than we thin...

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US Ex-Im Bank Finances Largest Carbon Emitting ...

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Half-naked college students protest coal

grist.org 15 Apr '11, 2pm

Oh, college students.They'll use just about anything as an excuse to take off their clothes. We'll give them this one, tho...

Staph Bacteria Found on Half U.S. Meat, Poultry

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A True Cost Accounting Approach to Nuclear

A True Cost Accounting Approach to Nuclear

triplepundit.com 18 Apr '11, 9am

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Clean Air Act delivered $1.3 trillion in health...

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Study Finds Staph in Half of Supermarket Meat:

Study Finds Staph in Half of Supermarket Meat:

care2.com 16 Apr '11, 7am

I am sooooo glad I am a vegetarian! I do not trust ANY meat products. There are more and more cases of drug resistant ailm...

Nearly half of supermarket meat is tainted, say...

grist.org 15 Apr '11, 8pm

Now would be a good time to go vegetarian, or demitarian , or just find a reputable butcher. A new study from the Translat...

Tennessee Valley Authority to close 18 coal uni...

e360.yale.edu 15 Apr '11, 6pm

15 Apr 2011: TVA to Close 18 Coal Units In Settlement of Air Pollution Suit The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will shut...

How much could climate change cost your state?

grist.org 20 Apr '11, 8pm

No idea why they got someone's dad to narrate this video, but the information in it is pretty startling. According to this...

The Sierra Club's new interactive map of US coa...

sierraclub.org 28 Apr '11, 3pm

Coal plants are one of the largest sources of man-made mercury pollution in the U.S. Every year 300,000 infants are born a...

A world record, an airship over your HQ and some polite leafleting - what more do you need Mr Zuckerberg? #unfriendcoal

A world record, an airship over your HQ and som...

greenpeace.org.uk 15 Apr '11, 10am

Very early this morning a handful of us went down to Facebook’s London HQ, to leaflet and talk to Facebook staff about Gre...

EPA

epa.gov 18 Apr '11, 6pm

- Provides a broad overview of all U.S. greenhouse gas emission sources and sinks, introduces key concepts and discusses t...