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The Russian Roulette Of Power Generation?

There has been a lot of controversy over the “awkward kids second chance” article we posted last week. This story posed the question that perhaps Nuclear power generation should get a second chance. The article spoke of its cleanliness, its …

Clean Coal: Oxymoron of the Century

Last week we published an article on Nuclear power, and boy did the sparks fly … Good. Our intentions are always to objectively present the information and start a conversation, even on a subject as touchy as nuclear power. Many …

Wind Turbines May Blow Earth Out of Orbit, Coal Lobby Warns: The Onion (Video)

This Onion spoof on the fossil fuel industry’s attacks on clean energy made the rounds a few months ago, but it somehow eluded my radar. Usually, in these cases, I’d simply curse the blog-gods, and let it join the graveyard of viral videos that have …

Bill That Prevents EPA From Coal Ash Oversight, Allows Arsenic in Drinking Water Goes to Vote Today (UPDATED: Bill Passes)

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Update: This bill passed the House today, 267 to 144.

Earthjustice calls the bill: “a misguided attempt to neuter the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to set the first ever federal regulations on coal ash. Despite evidence …

Occupy Wall Street Plans Mass Close-Out of Chase Bank Accounts

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This Saturday the Occupy Wall Street movement will engage in a day of action. A number of events are planned, but the highlight appears to be the Move Your Money action. The event will lead occupants, worke…

Regulating Coal Ash Could Create 28,000 Jobs

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The EPA has been considering stricter regulations of coal ash, the toxic solid waste from coal power plants that the public was largely unaware of before the

Here’s Why Coal’s True Cost Is Much Higher Than We Pay

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Skeptical Science previous examined the fact that the market price of coal power is artificially low because we do not directly pay for all of its impacts, particularly on air quality and climate change.  People who feel…

Ask Pablo: Paper or Plastic? Spending Cash vs Credit Cards

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Dear Pablo: Is it more sustainable to use cash or credit cards to pay for transactions?

The correlation between consumerism and environmental impact goes without saying but aside from …

Damage from Coal Costs US Economy More than the Electricity it Generates is Worth: New Study

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I was out on vacation last week, but I still caught wind of the new headline-making study Environmental Accounting for Pollution in the United States Economy. The study, which was published in the prestigious journ…

What if the Coal Industry Made an Energy Drink? (Video)

While there’s really no shortage of information out there showing just how dirty, destructive, and dangerous energy derived from burning coal can be, sometimes the most effective way of getting that point across is with good ol’ fashioned satire. The…