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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
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Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama’s new plan to fight climate change depends heavily on states’ devising individual approaches to meeting goals set in the nation’s capital, a strategy similar to the one he used to expand health care, often with rocky results.

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Invest, Divest and Prosper

Published: 
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:13pm
Category: 
Energy

It has been a busy news week, what with voting rights, gay marriage and Paula Deen. Even so, it’s remarkable how little attention the news media gave to President Obama’s new “climate action plan.”

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A Grace Note for a Gritty Business

Published: 
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:24pm
Category: 
Waste

Recycling in New York is a scrappy business. Billions have gone toward building water tunnels, power plants, subways and sewage treatment facilities, but little toward an infrastructure of recycling. 

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In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:25pm
Category: 
Energy

In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere."