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It’s almost been a year since the climate bill got a thumbs up in the House of Representatives. Now, the suspense over the unveiling of the climate and energy bill in the Senate is somewhat over or so we think. The bill sponsored by senators Graham... Read More
In this week's NWF Climate Capsule, a record-breaking March, a new push for Senate climate action, Earth Day's 40th anniversary & Dirty faces down the "Green Goon Squad."
Planet Forward
Cedar Grove Composting, a company in Seattle, has announced a plan to generate energy from methane they plan produce when composting yard and food waste. This methane will come in the form of an anaerobic digester, which they plan to have operating... Read More
DOE EIA figures indicate that approximately 85% of US energy production and economic activity in the USA is currently driven by burning fossil fuels. Pricing up the cost of carbon and making coal, oil, and natural gas more expensive will have... Read More
In this week's NWF Climate Capsule, an endangered species at Glacier National Park, how a climate bill would hit America's enemies where it hurts & a "global cooling" flashback with Dirty the Global Warming Denier Sock Puppet.
Building captive colonies for eventual re-introduction to the wild, scientists from Atlanta rescue endangered frogs and other amphibians threatened with extinction by a fatal fungus spreading through South American forests.
Planet Forward
The potential disastrous effects of a chemical plant accident are well known. How much should we be worried about potential security and safety risks for our chemical plants? An April 6th article from the Seattle PI highlights these issues.
In this week's NWF Climate Capsule, how global warming could lead to stronger poison ivy, another landmark event now planned for the week of Earth Day & talking drilling with Dirty the Global Warming Denier Sock Puppet.
Nuclear power, many argue, is the best way to transition away from fossil fuels in the short term. Yet in the wake of Japan's emergency evacuation when a nuclear plant's cooling system shut down, we ask, is nuclear really a solution? This piece... Read More
Planet Forward
A reader of EarthTalk posed an interesting question a few weeks back - does the expansion of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles mean an increased reliance on coal?

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