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Rio Tinto Pledges Support For Renewables & Climate Action

April 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations, has pledged its support for the global renewable energy industry and promised to tackle climate change while committing to "publicly argue against subsidies for coal."


Air Pollution Increases ER Visits — Largest US Study On The Topic Confirms It

April 14th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

We may not even see them, but tiny particles, particulates in the PM2.5 size range, are able to travel deeply into the respiratory tract. PM2.5 infiltrates the lungs, all the way to the alveoli, where oxygen is transferred into the bloodstream. Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter, or PM, can cause grave trouble with one's health


Are We Seeing A Late Combustion Age Collapse?

April 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Humans have a habit of dividing history up into periods. On smaller scales, we have our own lifetimes. On the largest scales, we have geologic time and the various epochs in the age of the universe. What nearly always marks the beginning of a new period is a disruptive event that changes a significant portion of the topic in question


CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber — Tesla Climate Leadership, Tweeting, $420, & The Oil Crisis Of The ’70s

April 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss cleantech innovation, Tesla, climate change, insurance companies, and more. The conversation was approximately one hour long, so to cut it down into more manageable portions, we've split it up into a couple of episodes. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or via the embedded player below


US Power In 2018: The Good, The Better, & The Gassy

April 11th, 2019 | by NRDC

The first numbers on last year’s energy trends are in and there are two pieces of great news and one that should worry us: Solar and wind energy are thriving, coal-fired generation sunk to a four-decade low — but natural gas infrastructure is expanding


South Africa Risks $124 Billion In Face Of Low-Carbon Transition

April 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

If South Africa does not begin to shift away from its reliance on coal for its power and export value, the country risks as much as 2 trillion Rand ($124 billion) as the rest of the world begins to shift away and reduces their need for South Africa's coal


Duke Energy Wants Consumers To Pay For Coal Ash Clean Up

April 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

North Carolina has ordered Duke Energy to excavate existing coal ash pits and transfer the contents to lined containment areas to limit groundwater pollution.The question now is, who should pay the clean up costs, the company or its customers?



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