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The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama’s signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won’t slow the industry’s decline.
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it’s not clear exactly how they’ll do that or whether it will actually work.
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a “natural” plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
Giant gyres of plastic in the ocean grab headlines, but it’s the tiny bits of plastic that scare scientists. And they’ve made their way everywhere, a new study finds – including our seafood.
Brick buildings line the wide sidewalks of Main Street in downtown Coshocton, Ohio. On a recent spring day the dogwood trees are blooming. Bright red and white tulips dot the grassy public square, home to the local courthouse and a gazebo. There are barber shops, an optometrist, a florist, a railroad-themed steakhouse is open for… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the consent agreement dated April 19 was made public Tuesday. MVP has received at least 20 notices of violations in several… Read More
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) – High water levels on Lake Erie have been flooding streets and houses along the Ohio shoreline and now people there are bracing for more problems. The water levels are expected to approach record amounts this summer. All of the Great Lakes have been rising for several years and now are… Read More
“Protecting biodiversity amounts to protecting humanity,” says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, who warns that species are being lost at an alarming rate.
Robert Bailey started mining coal in southern West Virginia’s McDowell County in the 1970s. By the time he retired from the Patriot Coal Company 36 years later he was already having trouble breathing. By the time I first interviewed Bailey in 2014, his black lung disease had become severe. “I’m in the process of a lung transplant,” he… Read More
Nuclear power plants around the country are running out of room to store spent fuel. Federal plans for a permanent disposal site are stalled, so private companies are pitching their own solutions.