The Polar Vortex And The Green New Deal: Theory Vs. Reality

Researchers at Wood Mackenzie studied electricity usage in the US during the recent polar vortex weather event and determined that there is insufficient renewable energy resources and battery storage available at present to keep the electrical grid operating during such times of high stress.

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Oxnard City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Offshore Drilling, Fracking

Gulf, Arctic or Atlantic drilling also threatens California … The Oxnard resolution calls for: A ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking and related techniques in federal and state waters …

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Containment efforts begin for 15-year gulf oil leak

NEW ORLEANS — Highly anticipated and controversial cleanup operations will begin this week at a 15-year-long oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Wednesday. A Taylor Energy o…

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Committee considers ban on organized balloon releases, fracking waste

HARTFORD — The release of more than 100 balloons in Enfield last year to honor a dead 16-year-old violated a state law that prohibits the organized release of more than 10 balloons in a 24-hour period …

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Extreme weather can stress pregnant women—and their unborn babies – Popular Science

Extreme weather can stress pregnant women—and their unborn babies  Popular Science

Extreme weather events can worsen prenatal depression in mothers, harming their children.

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Honda To Close Swindon Factory In 2021. Is Brexit Or The Switch To Electric Cars To Blame?

Honda production Swindon UKHonda has announced it is closing its factory at Swindon, UK because it needs to adjust its manufacturing priorities for the coming of electric cars. Some observers are skeptical, saying it’s all about Brexit. Either way, the world of auto manufacturing is changing and may never be the same.

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Bulk carrier leaking oil on Solomons Islands reef after running aground

The MV Solomon Trader, which has hit a reef in Kangava Bay off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands The Solomon Islands prime minister has asked Australia for emergency help cleaning up an environmen…

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Spokane Tribe Goes Solar With Private, Fed Funding

The Children of the Sun, as the Spokane Tribe refer to themselves, are going solar this year with installations in 28 locations generating over 600 kilowatts of energy, thanks to the support of Wells Fargo Foundation, the US Department of Energy and non-profit Grid Alternatives. The project is being managed by the Spokane Indian Housing Authority, in Wellpinit,

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Plug-in Hybrid vs. Fully Electric — Which Is Best?

Plug-in hybrid or fully electric? There is no wrong or right answer. The only thing that matters is which one is right for you. Either will reduce your carbon footprint substantially.

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Malaysia keeps March crude palm oil export duty at 0 pct

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Malaysia kept its export duty on crude palm oil for March at zero percent, according to a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s website on Monday that cited …

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