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A fortress against fear 28.8.2016 Washington Post
A fortress against fear
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The nation’s first offshore wind farm is ready to go, despite critics’ blowback 28.8.2016 Washington Post
The nation’s first offshore wind farm is ready to go, despite critics’ blowback
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Corporations turn to their own green energy sources 27.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: “This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.” If Apple’s plans play out, it will be able to make that claim not only for its operations throughout California but also beyond, as the company aims to meet its growing needs for electricity with green sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric power. Like other big companies before it, including Walmart and Google, Apple recently received a federal designation for its energy subsidiary that allows it to become a wholesale seller of electricity from coast to coast. [...] like a growing number of corporations, Apple is intent on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from electricity production — one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. In one ambitious venture, Apple has contracted with First Solar to begin buying a little less than half of the power later ...
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The High Cost of American Hubris 26.8.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Americans have paid a very high price for the Establishment’s imperial ambitions, a price passing a breaking point in blood and money, a problem that must be addressed with realism and humility, explains Natylie Baldwin. By Natylie Baldwin Although renowned…Read more →
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Peabody backs out of reservoir project 26.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Peabody Energy has backed away from plans to build the 400-acre Trout Creek Reservoir about 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. Information that Peabody was working on the reservoir project first surfaced in 2012, when a memo was sent to the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy. Because the plan included a proposed hydroelectric dam that would generate 125 kilowatts of electricity, Peabody was seeking approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC. On Tuesday, FERC released a letter stating they were terminating the licensing process because Peabody had missed deadlines. In 2015, because of dwindling demand for coal, Peabody asked for a two-year extension in the permitting process so the company could conserve cash and reduce debt. In April, Peabody declared bankruptcy. Some environmentalist declared a victory when FERC terminated the licensing process. "This is good news for Trout Creek, the Yampa River and the entire Colorado River basin,” Save The Colorado's Gary Wockner said in a news ...
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A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board
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Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank 26.8.2016 BBC: Business
The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is "not essential" for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, says a think tank.
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Will Hyundai's eco-friendly Ioniq woo hearts away from Prius? 26.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Hyundai Motors, South Korea’s flagship automaker, transformed itself over the decades from bit player to global dynamo.

In 1998, the company sold a mere 90,000 cheap and tinny cars to U.S. customers. But that same year, it bought Kia Motors out of bankruptcy. And last year, the two combined sold...

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Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity 26.8.2016 NPR News
The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.
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Oil companies stoke class warfare to stop climate-change legislation 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The oil industry excels at pitting poor people’s concerns against needed climate legislation. (“A big question complicating the climate debate: Are current policies only benefiting the rich?” Aug. 22)

Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Echo Park) is the latest to carry water for the oil...

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At least 12 tornadoes strike Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Indianapolis • A wave of severe storms produced at least a dozen tornadoes in Indiana and Ohio, damaging homes and businesses but causing no serious injuries, authorities said Thursday, as crews worked to restore power and remove fallen trees. The National Weather Service said an EF3 tornado hit the south side of Kokomo, Indiana, packing winds of up to 165 mph. That tornado toppled a Starbucks coffee shop and damaged numerous homes and businesses in the city about 40 miles north of Indianapolis....
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China sets sights on new export: nuclear energy 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. The Hualong One, developed by two state-owned companies, is one multibillion-dollar facet of the Communist Party’s aspirations to transform China into a creator of profitable technology from mobile phones to genetics. Still, experts say Beijing underestimates how tough... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The Daily 202: Trump’s time management problem 24.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Squandering another night in Mississippi
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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy 24.8.2016 Washington Post: World
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.
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Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at Pyongyang zoo 24.8.2016 AP Top News
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Lions, tigers and poodles?...
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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy 24.8.2016 AP Top News
BEIJING (AP) -- On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing&apos;s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology....
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Daily Briefing, Aug. 24 24.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
The layoffs, expected to begin in October, will come in customer service, sales, legal operations, recruiting, engineering and information technology. CEO Lyndon Rive and his brother, Chief Technology Officer Peter Rive, have asked to have their annual salaries reduced to $1 from $275,000 as part of the cost-cutting plans. The bands, made in China and distributed in Happy Meals, have caused dozens of children to develop skin irritations.The bands featured a digital screen that tracked a child’s movement and included motion-activated lights. The FBI is investigating a cyberattack on reporters of the New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible. CNN first reported the violation, which comes as federal authorities investigate a breach of the Democratic National Committee that has been attributed to Russian intelligence agencies.
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Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Now even backpacks will enable your smartphone addiction
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The Daily 202: Clinton’s struggle to find a Trump stand-in underscores difficulties of debate prep 22.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Which Trump shows up five weeks from today?
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Tunisia: On the Front Lines of the Struggle Against Climate Change 21.8.2016 Truthout.com
Kerkennah is a group of islands lying off the east coast of Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabès, around 20km away from the mainland city of Sfax. The two main islands are Chergui and Gharbi. When approaching the islands by ferry, one is struck by a curious sight: the coastal waters are divided into countless parcels, separated from one another by thousands of palm tree leaves. This is what Kerkennis call charfia, a centuries-old fishing method ingeniously designed to lure fish into a capture chamber from where they can be easily recovered. As the land is arid, agricultural activity is limited to subsistence farming. For the islanders fishing is one of the key economic activities, but for big multinational corporations it is the exploitation of oil and gas. Despite a new article in the Tunisian constitution stipulating state sovereignty over natural resources and transparency in the related contracts, oil and gas companies continue to garner obscene profits and enjoy impunity. At the same time, local communities ...
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