21 Mar '12, 12pm

On Our Radar: Obama's Energy Blitz

On Our Radar: Obama’s Energy Blitz By THE NEW YORK TIMES After taking heat over gasoline prices, President Obama plans to visit a photovoltaic plant in Nevada and oil fields in New Mexico to underline his “all of the above” energy policy . [USA Today]. From automobile and truck traffic to clanking machinery, manmade noise may have negative effects on plants — in part because it causes birds and other animals to change their behavior, according to a new study. [Science Codex] Africa currently generates one-third of its electricity from hydropower , but a United Nations report suggests that it could meet all of the continent’s needs. [SciDev.net] Georgia Power plans to close some of its dirtiest coal and oil power units to comply with federal rules. But environmental groups are calling on the utility to get more of its electricity from natural gas and renewable fuels. [The A...

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