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Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

March 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. 


Data Centers As A Solution To Climate Change?

February 27th, 2019 | by Robyn Purchia

While companies are working to lower their data centers' environmental impacts, it's often done in a piecemeal manner. Companies' data centers are rarely completely green -- running on renewable energy, incorporating efficiency measures and reusing the waste heat.


Greenpeace & Amazon Trade Blows Over 100% Renewable Energy Claims

February 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."


Animal Agriculture & Water

December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

This is the part two of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers animal agriculture's connection to freshwater use, freshwater quality, water pollution violations, fishes and other sea animals, ocean hypoxia, and declining phytoplankton in the oceans


UK Government Sets Aside £60 Million For Offshore Wind, Industry Upset

November 21st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK's Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced in the House of Commons on Tuesday that the UK government will set aside £60 million ($77 million) for the next clean energy contract auction due for spring of 2019 and that the government and the offshore wind industry are close to reaching a specific Sector Deal


Greenpeace Pooh-Poohs Nestlé’s Announcement On Plastic

April 10th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Nestlé, one of the world's largest providers of single use plastic bottles, says it is launching a new campaign to reduce the amount of plastic it contributes to the environment every year. Greenpeace says the new policy amounts to nothing more than greenwashing.


Coal Plant Development Continues To Drop For Second Year Straight

March 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The development of coal-fired power plants fell significantly for the second year in a row in 2017, with new construction down by 73% between 2015 and 2017, thanks in large part to tighter restrictions in China and a lack of private financing in India. 


UK Shipped 2.7 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Scrap To China Since 2012: What Now? Crisis Due To Chinese Ban

January 30th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Everyone needs to more determinedly limit or do away with all plastic choices — especially those that go ridiculously far and cross an ocean to be recycled (polluting on the way). The UK is facing an immediate crisis of excess plastic waste. The Chinese said there is to be a halt in taking plastic trash from the UK, which has shipped 2.7 tonnes of plastic scrap for recycling in the past few years to China


Will US Courts Force America To Confront Climate Change?

November 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Courts are poorly equipped to deal with public policy considerations like climate change. But at a time when the executive and legislative branches of American government are bought and paid for by fossil fuel interests, they may be the last, best option for climate activists. That's the opinion of climate scientist James Hansen, who has been sounding the alarm about climate change for more than 30 years


Wind, Solar, & Energy Efficiency Replacing Coal In The UK

June 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind and solar energy, as well as energy efficiency measures, are serving to replace the overwhelming majority of power which in the UK had previously been supplied by coal power, according to a new analysis conducted by Greenpeace's Energydesk. 


11 Organizations Urge UK Government Not To “Scale Down” Environmental Policies

April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth have signed a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister warning the UK government against watering down its climate change and environmental policy commitments, following the release of photographed documents suggesting the Government would "scale down" environmental measures in an effort to smooth post-Brexit trade deals.



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