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ReutersBy Rob Taylor BUNGENDORE, Australia, May 27 (Reuters) - On a line of low hills standing sentinel beside a dry lake bed near Australia's capital, giant turbines turning slowly in a chill winter breeze give no hint of a multi-billion-dollar storm...
The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs. Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
Regarding the editorial "Pass The Clean-Energy Bill" [May 22], I take issue with one sentence in the editorial: "Global warming is making the development of alternatives to fossil fuels urgent." This statement is a clear example of the ubiquitous...
MADISON, Wis. - On May 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on...
Re "Oklahoma twister 'was a monster,'" May 21 It is heartbreaking to read of homes destroyed, lives upended, children killed and hundreds left homeless. We know that, without effective action to combat climate change, these events will become more...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - A tax on carbon dioxide emissions could help the United States mitigate climate change while significantly increasing government revenue, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this week. President Barack Obama...
The Hartford CourantAn investors group says the insurance industry needs to better prepare for coming shifts in the earth's climate. The critique came in a report released Thursday by Ceres, a Boston-based coalition of institutional investors that advocate for...
I can no longer remain in one of the fastest growing groups in America, Apathy Anonymous. I've lived nearly 70 years and have marched, signed petitions, written letters to everyone from the president, to local, state and federal officials, concerning...
WASHINGTON – Global warming and clean energy should be priorities for Congress and the president, a majority of Americans said in a recent survey. In the survey, released Tuesday by Yale and George Mason universities, 70% of American adults say...
ReutersBy Robert Campbell NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - A casual observer familiar with the Keystone XL saga would think the United States was making it very hard to build any oil sands-related pipelines. But nothing could be farther from the truth. While...
Mary Pipher became one of America's best-known psychologists with books that addressed complex family issues. "Reviving Ophelia" was a groundbreaking call to arms about the societal pressures facing American adolescent girls. It spent three years on The...
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