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Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change 23.2.2017 BBC: Business
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
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Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target 23.2.2017 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016....
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Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016. Tesla posted its first profit in three years in last year’s third quarter and had predicted net income in the fourth quarter. Instead, Tesla lost $121.3 million, or […]
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Scientists discover seven Earthlike planets orbiting a nearby star 23.2.2017 Washington Post
The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers have ever detected so many terrestrial planets orbiting a single star. Researchers say the system, which is 39 light years, away could be the best place in the galaxy to search for life beyond Earth.
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Warm, dry, windy weather spurs metro-area fire restrictions 22.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Unseasonably warm, severely dry, windy weather prompted various metro-area counties and cities to declare open burn bans and fire restrictions.
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Shocker: Denver broke another temperature record 22.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver broke its fourth record Tuesday, hitting 73 degrees and beating out the previous 1995 record of 71 degrees. And we're left to wonder, how many times can February beat the same ol' drum?
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California Senate leader puts 100% renewable energy on the table in new legislation 22.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 21, 2017, 4:31 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...
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Study: Savings possible by shutting down nuclear power plant 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant in Richland, Washington and replace its output with renewable energy. The Portland-based McCullough Research consulting firm estimated savings from $261.2 […]
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Study: Savings possible by shutting down nuclear power plant 22.2.2017 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region's only commercial nuclear power plant in Richland, Washington and replace its output with renewable energy....
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Diane R. Miller: Playing politics with air, water 22.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
On Sen. Cory Gardner’s Facebook page you will find a collage of photos depicting the beauty of Colorado — a crystalline lake, the Maroon Bells, a field of wheat and a windmill all imply the senator’s appreciation for the environment, sustainable energy, clean water and pristine mountains. From his recent voting record, it is clear that nothing could be further from the truth. Last Friday, Cory Gardner voted to approve Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt has filed over a dozen lawsuits to block regulations that would curb such things as mercury pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution that crosses state lines. Hundreds of former EPA staff have stated that during his tenure in Oklahoma, Pruitt had "shown no interest in enforcing environmental laws." Senator Gardner defends his vote for Pruitt citing the recent injustice of the EPA against plaintiffs in the Gold King Mine spill. He says that he has received assurances that Pruitt ...
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Greenpeace exposes high radiation risks in Fukushima village as govt prepares to lift evacuation order 22.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Greenpeace exposes high radiation risks in Fukushima village as govt prepares to lift evacuation order
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Nigerians starved of electricity turn to solar 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Johannesburg • The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options. The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours. Customers can even watch TV for a few hou...
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Here's what's driving lawmakers working to legalize recreational pot in 17 more states 21.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. 

The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

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From legalizing marijuana at the ballot box to legalizing it by legislation, lawmakers look to cash in 21.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. 

The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

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Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria 21.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.
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Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria 21.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options. The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better: In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for […]
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Drone blamed for spooking horse that injured 3 during Silverton skijoring race 21.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
A low-flying drone was blamed for spooking a horse that injured three people during a winter race in southwest Colorado.
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Tesla earnings preview: Analysts want details on Model 3 and Gigafactory 21.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Tesla bull or Tesla bear, it doesn’t matter.  When the company reports earnings Wednesday, hard-core investors and analysts of all persuasions are likely to shrug off the specific results. “The numbers mean nothing right now,” said Trip Chowdry, managing director at Global Equities Research and...

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Taking in snow requires perspective from space 20.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
NASA is studying snow with the same technology it uses to study ice on Mars. What they've found so far: The climate is changing -- and so is our relationship with snow.
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Two cheers for a carbon tax, but don’t expect it to fix everything 20.2.2017 Washington Post
Two cheers for a carbon tax, but don’t expect it to fix everything
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