Jenny Tesar: Fracking wastes — Liquid or solid, you don’t want them

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Jan 122018
 

To newly constructed holding tanks? To wastewater treatment plants near you? What kind of treatment would be possible, since the mining companies are not required to disclose what chemicals make up their fracking fluids? And after “treatment,” where …

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Renault #SOSBattery Campaign To Use Zoe EVs To Deliver Batteries To Londoners That Forgot To Buy Them

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Dec 232017
 

Following on the earlier #SantaGoesElectric marketing campaign in the UK, which used a Renault Zoe EV to deliver free chocolates to those who tweeted #SantaGoesElectric, Renault has launched a new campaign that will see a Zoe EV deliver batteries to those who forgot to purchase them … on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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Indian Government Advisor: Build Electric Cars In India Or Import Them Like Oil

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Aug 282017
 

The electric vehicle revolution presents a once-in-a-century opportunity. Countries around the world import an insane amount of oil. They send their hard-earned cash abroad — billions of dollars of it every day — to oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia, the USA, Russia, Canada, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, and Venezuela because of a deadly and economically debilitating addiction

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Scientists have discovered vast systems of flowing water in Antarctica. And that worries them. – Washington Post

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Apr 202017
 

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Scientists have discovered vast systems of flowing water in Antarctica. And that worries them.
Washington Post
The analysis has revealed a number of previously unreported drainage systems carrying water onto and across some of the continent's most notable ice shelves. Among these is the rapidly flowing Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, which scientists
Antarctica Is Covered in Rivers, Lakes, and Waterfalls. That Might Not Be Good.Mental Floss
Antarctica Is Covered in Streams and WaterfallsAtlas Obscura
Antarctica Is Covered With More Meltwater Than ThoughtNational Geographic
ScienceAlert –Live Science –Nature
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Plymouth sailors bring gorilla back from Antarctica with them – Plymouth Herald

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Sep 012015
 

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Plymouth sailors bring gorilla back from Antarctica with them
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A GORILLA who travelled to Antarctica on board a Plymouth-based Royal Navy's ice patrol ship has arrived home safely. PEG – Polar Explorer Gorilla – left Torbay tourist attraction Living Coasts in Torquay with HMS Protector for her last deployment in …

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The Challenge With Solar Leads, & How To Approach Them More Effectively

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Apr 042015
 

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By Joe Harris, founder of Grid Freedom* Solar leads are a tool just like any other. If the wrong tool is used for the job, the job becomes difficult, frustrating, and unlikely to be done properly, if at all. We speak with solar installers day in and day out and the general consensus of small,

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Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand EPA Administrator McCarthy Drink Pennsylvania Frack Water from Their Homes After Telling Them Its Safe to Drink

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Oct 102014
 

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–October 10, 2014. Affected community members from Dimock, Pennsylvania, along with advocacy organizations, rallied outside of EPA Headquarters to demand that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy either re-open investigations into fracking …
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EU Air Pollution Limits Exceeded By 11 Member States During 2012, EEA Confirms — Germany, France, And Ireland Among Them

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Jun 182014
 

A significant number of notable EU member states exceeded air pollution limits in 2012, the European Environment Agency (EEA) recently revealed.

Included among those that exceeded the legal limits are Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Not exactly insignificant players in the region. The other member states to exceed the legal limits in 2012 were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Malta.

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Somewhat humorously, despite the fact that the UK is currently under threat of EU legal action over its air quality, it’s among the member states that’s “on track to comply with the rules.” The “rules” in this case being the limits set by the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD). (Of course that’s not to say that the UK doesn’t have an air pollution problem.)

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In an update to provisional figures initially released in March, the EEA examined four different pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3), and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC).

The most commonly breached ceiling was for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, with nine Member States exceeding their designated levels, primarily due to emissions from road transport. Denmark and Finland exceeded the limit for ammonia, along with Spain, which also emitted too much NOx. Luxembourg was the other country to breach the ceiling for two categories, also contravening NMVOC levels. All 27 Member States met the sulphur dioxide limits.

As the EEA noted in a recent statement: “Air pollutant emissions have decreased over the last decades, but some are still being emitted above legal limits in the EU, in particular nitrogen dioxides.”

Presumably — with renewables and electric cars expected to gain market share in the EU over the next couple of decades — such emissions will begin to fall regardless of whether or not tighter regulations are put in place (and met), but hard to say.

With the impending end of the EU’s own fossil fuel reserves, though, perhaps other factors will lead to decreased levels of pollution…

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Knit a penguin sweater to help them survive an oil spill – Houston Chronicle

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Mar 072014
 

Knit a penguin sweater to help them survive an oil spill
Houston Chronicle
The penguin foundation says the sweaters ("jumpers" in Australia) are not a fashion statement, but are essential for penguins affected by oil pollution. The foundation's website says a patch of oil the size of a thumbnail can kill a little penguin

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Defendants in BP oil spill say Justice Department scapegoating them – The Advocate

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Dec 012013
 

Defendants in BP oil spill say Justice Department scapegoating them
The Advocate
Kurt Mix did not cause the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. He cannot be blamed for the explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon, the corporate recklessness that created it, or the 11 lives lost and 4.2 million barrels of oil poured into the sea. But on

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