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In India, Plummeting Panel Prices Could Spark Solar Revolution

In India, electricity from solar panels is now cheaper than that from diesel generators. The news – which will boost India’s “Solar Mission” to install 20,000 megawatts of solar power by 2022 – could have implications for other developing nations … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Brings Less Power, More Profit to Missouri Utility

Kansas City Power & Light, in a historic shift for the utility, filed plans recently with Missouri regulators to sell less electricity, reports Steve Everly at the Kansas City Star. The company, like other utilities in the region, has depended … Continue reading

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US Youth to US Climate Rep – 2020 Is Too Late to Wait

Middlebury College student Abigail Borah spoke out to US climate representative Todd Stern and the Durban UN climate change conference, Cop-17 recently, reports Amy Goodman at DemocracyNow.  Why? “I am scared for my future,” Borah shouted to Stern, interrupting the … Continue reading

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Climate Change Already Threatening Gulf Coast Water Sources

700 square miles of freshwater basin that Louisiana rice and crawfish farmers rely on for irrigation is being spoiled by salt water from the Gulf of Mexico, reports the Associated Press. Salt water levels in the basin have been rising … Continue reading

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A Dinosaur Economy, or a Clean, Safe Future – check out the flick “BROKE”

Annie Leonard, producer of the smart, fun cartoon flick “The Story of Stuff” (check it out at youtube) has created another zinger, “BROKE”. Whoever does her graphics, they don’t get paid enough – seemingly simple, but flowing cartoons that take … Continue reading

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Warming Oceans Threaten Australian Seaweeds and Sea Life – Study

A recent study indicates that the warming ocean climate will cause one-quarter of Australia’s temperate seaweed species to face extinction by 2070, reports United Press International and Discovery News. Researchers found that temperate seaweed communities have become increasingly subtropical over … Continue reading

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Obama Instituting 54.5 MPG Fuel Standards by 2025

Back in July, President Obama announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year … Continue reading

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