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The Last Mountain Strives To Clean Up A Dirty Industry

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The Last Mountain, is just about that, Coal River Mountain, the last mountain left in the Coal River Mountain Valley. The information contained in this movie is almost as upsetting, it’s not nearly as amazing as the attitudes of the average Joe type folks who stubbornly stick to the idea that any opposition to mining …

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Obama Energy and the Environment Copenhagen Promises Hard to Fulfill

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With the recent election results, the Obama energy and environment agenda will meet hard opposition from the newly elected Republicans, making the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit promises much harder to fulfill, much less make any progress at this years Cancun Climate Change Summit. During the last two years the US coal industry, which is big …

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Renewable and Non Renewable Energy Sources Explained

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Renewable and non renewable energy sources explained will help you to understand the differences between the two and determine which is better. For this explanation, we are referring to electrical energy or energy to run our vehicles, boats, and other forms of transportation. The two combined are the driving factors behind both our economy and …

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Deregulation Definition – Deregulation History and it’s Status Today

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What is deregulation, and is it good for everyone or just business and the economy? It is also a hot topic for most government officials as well as big businesses. Like most government policies, you can’t please everyone all the time. Republicans are the first to complain about regulations in the name of ‘less government’, …

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Coal Ash Toxic Contamination Found at 10 More Sites

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Coal Ash toxic contamination, a by-product from the burning of coal in coal-fired power plants, has been found in elevated levels in ground water and soil at 20 new sites in 10 U.S. states, the environmental watchdog group Environmental Integrity Project reported Tuesday. These 10 sites are the most recently adding to the total list …

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Clean Coal Fact or Fiction

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Our current coal power plants produce approximately 1/3 of our carbon emissions, and 40% worldwide, with modest increases predicted worldwide, except Asia, mainly China, which is projected to more than double by 2030. And I won’t even touch on all the other harmful toxins released not only by burning coal, but by mining it, and …

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Man Made Disasters Causes and Effects Part 3

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When Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also referred to as mountaintop mining (MTM), has been utilized by the mining industry since the 1960’s. Increases in demand for coal which was multiplied by the gasoline shortages of 1973 and 1979 contributed to coal companies searching for a more economical means of coal mining than the then standard …

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Solar Energy Cheaper than Coal

Solar energy produced by International Automated Systems, Inc. is now a practical alternative to coal. A revolutionary bladeless turbine enables new solar pods to produce solar power at a lower cost than coal, and free of emissions. Green energy has arrived! Utah’s Neldon Johnson has constructed a working prototype in Salem Utah, and full production …

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EPA Landmark Greenhouse Gas Regulations Sets Stage For Political Fight Between Republicans and White House

In a landmark announcement today, the Obama Administration announced that it will use the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power to set limits on carbon dioxide emissions from factories, power plants and refineries, a decision which likely sets the stage for another partisan battle upcoming when Republicans take control of the House of Representatives next month. …

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Earth Light Pollution An Explanation

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Earth light pollution an explanation, so when you think of pollution, the humble light bulb probably doesn’t come to mind. Instead, you might envision smoke stacks belching clouds of smoke, or a sky heavy with smog. Keep those smoke stacks in mind, though – they do have something to do with light pollution. Humankind’s electrical …

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