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Smartphone charging contributes to global warming 24.7.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, July 24 : A new study has revealed that smartphones charging emits greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
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The playlist Americana: Bon Iver, DD Dumbo and Sturgill Simpson 24.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
New influences from African desert music to Delta blues provide forward momentum in the genre, topped by the majestic storytelling of Sturgill Simpson Earlier this year Kentucky-born, Nashville-dwelling Sturgill Simpson released his second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music . Its a wonderful record soulful, witty, sultry, and shot through with the outlaw country feel of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard without ever falling into pastiche. The Promise is one of its gems. Originally recorded in 1988, a new wave hit for When in Rome, here Simpson magics it into something lost and lonely and long-distance. He starts off singing into his collar, tender and tempered, gently gathering force until that devastating quake to his voice is suddenly strewn into some wild near-howl. You can make as much as you please out of Simpsons history: the Appalachian coal-mining family, the stint in the navy, the ship-yard work, the boozing, the drugs, the policeman father, the metaphysics and cosmology, but after all ...
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Burning wood for power can be low carbon, UK government finds 23.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Report by energy department's chief scientist unlikely to result in new restrictions on biomass power stations

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EU agrees to improve energy efficiency 30% by 2030 23.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

EU climate chief says energy-saving deal is not good news for Putin, but others hoping for 40% target are disappointed

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Minnesota's carbon-cutting plan should maximize efficiency and renewable-energy development 23.7.2014 MinnPost
Four dozen Minnesota leaders and citizens came together Tuesday for a public hearing at the State Office Building to show support for responsible national limits on carbon pollution from coal-burning power plants — the biggest source of global-warming pollution. The resulting message was loud and clear: Minnesotans strongly support the president’s Clean Power Plan and want to see Minnesota continue to grow our clean-energy economy by cutting carbon pollution. In attendance were Sen. John Marty, St. Louis Park City Council Member Jake Spano, and staff from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, as well as representatives from the offices of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken, and Rep. Betty McCollum.  The week prior, I had the pleasure of attending the Clean Energy Economy Summit, where Gov. Mark Dayton called on hundreds of policy and business leaders to outline a plan for Minnesota to eliminate coal from the state’s energy portfolio. As the governor said, “Clean air is the most important legacy we can ...
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Peabody posts surprise gain, coal shipments up 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Peabody Energy Corp. reported a surprise increase Tuesday in revenue for the second quarter on higher sales volumes from mines in Australia and the western United States. Sales rose 1.9 percent to $1.76 billion, the St. Louis-based company said in a statement, exceeding the $1.63 billion average of 12 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The country’s largest coal-mining company, Peabody’s loss excluding one-time items was 28 cents a share, compared with the 29-cent average esti...
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Peabody Energy Reports Loss 22.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Peabody Energy Corp. swung to a second-quarter loss as the coal-mining company was hurt by weaker coal prices at its Australia operations and the year-earlier period benefited from a big tax benefit.
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Germany, UK and Poland top dirty 30 list of EU coal-fired power stations 22.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Environmental study highlights health affects from pollution, with Germany coming top, and the UK third in total coal consumption

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We are not targeting Adanis: Greenpeace Australia 21.7.2014 New Kerala: Business India
By Rekha Bhattacharjee, Sydney, July 21 : Even as Greenpeace Australia denies charges of targeting an Indian energy major led by Gautam Adani for reasons other than environment safety, the Adanis say green activists are hampering India's progress and job creation in Australia.
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Slaughter-Free Milk Is Great For Cows, But Not The Environment 21.7.2014 Mother Jones
If you don't eat beef because you feel sorry for those cows in Chick-fil-A ads, then you probably shouldn't drink milk either. The typical male calf born to a dairy cow becomes veal. The typical female is milked for five years—a quarter of her natural lifetime—then sent to the abattoir to become pet food or low-grade hamburger meat. Elsie the Cow, Borden Dairy Company's famous cartoon logo, is smiling only because she doesn't realize that she's about to get euthanized with a cattle gun. Yet if you're an ethical vegetarian who still can't bear to give up milk, you now have another option: slaughter-free dairy, which comes from farms where cows never get killed. Since 2011, the UK-based Ahimsa Dairy has offered slaughter free-milk and cheese to customers in London. In February, Pennsylvania's Gita Nagari Creamery , which has supplied no-kill milk to the local Hare Krishna community for many years, began offering it to the public through subscription and mail order—for a whopping $10 a gallon. The price ...
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The wealth gap is growing, but poor women see one improvement: healthier newborns 21.7.2014 Washington Post

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As a kid who grew up in violence-racked public housing here, Wanda Verret had no idea what to do when she got pregnant at age 14. She didn’t go to the doctor until her sixth month of pregnancy, smoked cigarettes and dropped out of school. “I was a baby having a baby,” she said.

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Leadership war stymies Senate mission 21.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking. So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding ...
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Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere 20.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Coal plant faces tough decision 20.7.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose new pollution controls related to a past upgrade of a northeastern Utah coal-fired power plant could have cross-border environmental and economic implications in northwestern Colorado.From an environmental perspective, the agency’s action involving...
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Minnesota reins in greenhouse gases with sticks and carrots 19.7.2014 Twincities.com: Business

When city leaders and state legislators agreed last year to fund roughly half the $1 billion cost of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, they attached the usual strings for such projects: It had to be architecturally iconic, employ steel made from Minnesota iron ore and offer at least a few cheap seats.

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Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet 19.7.2014 Hindu: News
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Mayo findings on Alzheimer's touted as 'major discovery' 19.7.2014 MinnPost
It says “major discovery.”  Mary Lynn Smith of the Strib reports, “A major discovery by a group of Mayo Clinic researchers may bring scientists closer to predicting and treating Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating illness that affects millions of people and their families. The Mayo team, which presented its findings at an international conference on Wednesday, has uncovered a new link between a protein and Alzheimer’s that could push research in new directions.” We look pretty progressive in a New York Times story by Michael Wines. In the context of construction of the new Vikings stadium he writes, “While other states and critics of the Obama administration have howled about complying with its proposed rule slashing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, Minnesota has been reining in its utilities’ carbon pollution for decades — not painlessly, but without breaking much of a sweat, either. Today, Minnesota gets more of its power from wind than all but four other states, and the amount of coal ...
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Coal railroad's delay reflects hurdles for exports 18.7.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. coal industry efforts to tap into the growing export market are struggling to gain traction, as bureaucratic hurdles and resistance from environmentalists slow proposed mines in the Northern Plains, ports on the West Coast and now a coal-dedicated railroad in Montana....
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Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis 18.7.2014 Financial Times: Energy
China, one of six nations sharing the mighty Mekong River, says the huge dams it has built on its side are benefiting the countries downstream. But it is bafflingly silent about strange, record-breaking changes that have been wreaking havoc on the river in the past eight months
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Carbon price repeal a victory for fossil fuels, ideologues and climate science denial 18.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is declaring victory after a long-fought battle to repeal laws to price greenhouse gas emissions. But who actually won?

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