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ITHACA — Wastewater from hydraulic fracturing could release tiny particles that bind to heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating environmental risks during accidental spills, according to Cornell University researchers. The...
Source: National Geographic
A Tuesday report warning of dire economic consequences from climate change, from lost property to ruined crops, is the latest in a string of bipartisan efforts aimed at garnering public support to tackle the problem.
Source: NY Times
More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. Entire states in the Southeast and the Corn Belt may lose much of their agriculture as farming shifts...
There's a fair bit of optimism in green circles that fossil fuels are dying and renewables like wind and solar are set to take over. Al Gore has a hopeful new essay in Rolling Stone along these lines, arguing that "a powerful,...
June 12, 2014 Report: Dryers waste $4B a year in energy costsSource: USA Today
U.S. consumers are wasting $4 billion annually to power clothes dryers that, unlike other common household appliances, have barely improved their energy efficiency since the 1970s, a report today says.
Renew Economy - The latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has outlined the key challenges global warming poses for the global defence sector, as it generates new threats to the...
Eurek Alert - "The rewards far outweigh the costs." The report is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our...
June 5, 2014 Risk posed by China mountain removalSource: BBC News
China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say. Researchers from Chang'an University in China have warned that dozens of mountains have already been...
June 2, 2014 Study ranks Hyundai as greenest in U.S.
Automotive News - Hyundai Motor Co., which has championed smaller engines, dethroned Honda Motor Co. as the greenest automaker in the United States, a report from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî said. The...
May 29, 2014 New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary WidelySource: Ceres
A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2...
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