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Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. (Image credit: Robert S. Donovan)

The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the “social cost” of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current en More

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. (Image credit: Robert S. Donovan)

The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the “social cost” of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current en More

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China leads the world in solar power installations | Computerworld

Computerworld China this year continued to lead the world in new solar power installations with more than 50GW of cumulative photovoltaic power, followed by Japan and the …… More

Computerworld China this year continued to lead the world in new solar power installations with more than 50GW of cumulative photovoltaic power, followed by Japan and the …… More

American Lung Association says electric car program could save billions of dollars and lives

KRCRTV.COM SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Lung Association says electric car programs, which replace cars on the road with zero emissions vehicles, could save billions of dollars and lives.… More

KRCRTV.COM SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Lung Association says electric car programs, which replace cars on the road with zero emissions vehicles, could save billions of dollars and lives.… More

3 million deaths a year are linked to the exposure of air pollution: WHO

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EVs Will Reduce US Gasoline Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035 | Greentech Media

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More

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Deployment Miracle Puts Electric Vehicles On Track To Save Livable Climate – ThinkProgress

An almost two-century-old technology with virtually no market penetration just six years ago is now on track to become a cornerstone solution in the fight to avoid catastrophic climate change, the International Energy Agency (the IEA) reported this month. If that isn’t an energy miracle, what is?
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An almost two-century-old technology with virtually no market penetration just six years ago is now on track to become a cornerstone solution in the fight to avoid catastrophic climate change, the International Energy Agency (the IEA) reported this month. If that isn’t an energy miracle, what is?
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California’s biggest utilities break own record for solar power

Sacramento Bee It also doesn’t include solar power generated by some of the state’s smaller utilities that don’t belong to the ISO.… More

Sacramento Bee It also doesn’t include solar power generated by some of the state’s smaller utilities that don’t belong to the ISO.… More

How much radiation is OK in an emergency? – Local News – Santa Fe New Mexican

A young evacuee is screened March 24, 2011, at a shelter for those affected by leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new radiation guidelines to help guide local communities and state and federal officials in the event of a nuclear disaster such as the 2011 reactor meltdown at Fukushima after More

A young evacuee is screened March 24, 2011, at a shelter for those affected by leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new radiation guidelines to help guide local communities and state and federal officials in the event of a nuclear disaster such as the 2011 reactor meltdown at Fukushima after More

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The window for averting catastrophic climate change has probably closed | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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700 Barrels of Crude Oil Spilled in Ventura Pipeline Leak: Fire Dept.

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

KTLA Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled in the Ventura area Thursday morning after a pipeline started leaking, prompting a hazmat response, authorities said.… More

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Oil train derail railroad’s fault

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

mySanAntonio.com FILE–In this June 3, 2016, file frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore.… More

WHO links 3 millions deaths worldwide annually to outdoor air pollution – EIN News

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

WHO issues a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources, or waste burning.

WHO’s latest report is a scary and shocking indictment of how governments everywhere on our planet seem unable to come together to tackle the root problems of air pollution— Bengt Rittri Blueair Founder and CEOSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 24, 2 More

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Alberta fire expansion feared as thousands more flee wreckage – NY Daily News

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

The Alberta government said the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 494,21 More

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

The Alberta government said the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 494,21 More

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This is how our world will be if the ice would melt off | Skymet Weather

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live More

It is no news that the world is going through one of the worst climate changes phases of the modern history. The planet has lived through millions of years and yet there was never such a time where we could ever think of destroying it completely. But as we speak of it, we are burning fossil fuels like matches sticks at religious place.

A study stated that if we do not change our way we live More

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TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima

TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

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TV: Surge in babies being born with extra arms, legs after Fukushima — “I feel officials know the cause is radiation” — Nurse says many are getting abortions to avoid ‘inconvenient’ babies — “High number of stillbirths” — Many people reporting cancers, even far away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

LaborNet TV (subtitles by Emiko Suehiro), Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

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Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high

Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high — Every time I turned around I saw someone who had radiation damage — Hair falling out, caughing up blood, bodies covered with boils… Officials keeping doctors from telling truth… Public being brainwashed (VIDEO)

CCTV, Apr 5, 2016 (emphasis added) — Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: [Duri More

Nuclear Expert in Fukushima: People’s feet turned black for years because radiation so high — Every time I turned around I saw someone who had radiation damage — Hair falling out, caughing up blood, bodies covered with boils… Officials keeping doctors from telling truth… Public being brainwashed (VIDEO)

CCTV, Apr 5, 2016 (emphasis added) — Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: [Duri More

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Nuclear Expert: “I’ve learned there’s a huge spike in death rates in Fukushima for young children"

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own More

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own More

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Has veteran climate scientist James Hansen foretold the ‘loss of all coastal cities’ with latest study? | Environment | The Guardian

James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.

Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political interference or modern day activism, Dr Hansen is there as a central character.

In a 1988 US Senate hearing, Hansen famously declared that the “greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now”.

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James Hansen’s name looms large over any history that will likely be written about climate change.

Whether you look at the hard science, the perils of political interference or modern day activism, Dr Hansen is there as a central character.

In a 1988 US Senate hearing, Hansen famously declared that the “greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now”.

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Fukushima@5 — Nuclear Energy Education

Modern ghost towns, abandoned houses, and far stretching roads lined with plastic bags of radioactive garbage have replaced the once bustling neighborhoods and cities of the Fukushima Prefecture. Formerly home to thousands, the massive release of radiation has forced residents to evacuate their beautiful homeland, leaving the land they love behind without knowing whether or not they may ever retur More

Modern ghost towns, abandoned houses, and far stretching roads lined with plastic bags of radioactive garbage have replaced the once bustling neighborhoods and cities of the Fukushima Prefecture. Formerly home to thousands, the massive release of radiation has forced residents to evacuate their beautiful homeland, leaving the land they love behind without knowing whether or not they may ever retur More

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Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe, admits former prime minister – Telegraph

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster

Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people.

In an interview with The Tel More

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster

Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people.

In an interview with The Tel More

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5 Great Environmental Documentaries | Care2 Healthy Living

The Academy Awards shine a spotlight on the best movies made in any given year. Here’s a list of five of the best environmental documentaries made in 2015.

The Human Experiment
This documentary tells the stories of three families who believe their health has been seriously compromised by toxic chemicals circulating willy-nilly in our environment. Produced and narrated by Academy Awa More

The Academy Awards shine a spotlight on the best movies made in any given year. Here’s a list of five of the best environmental documentaries made in 2015.

The Human Experiment
This documentary tells the stories of three families who believe their health has been seriously compromised by toxic chemicals circulating willy-nilly in our environment. Produced and narrated by Academy Awa More

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Greenpeace Launches Scientific Investigation Into Fukushima Disaster’s Effect On Pacific Ocean

Nearly five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace has launched a high-tech investigation into the radiation effects of the meltdowns on the Pacific Ocean.

In March of 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake triggered a tsunami which precipitated three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the east coast of Japan. It was the largest nuclear disaster since th More

Nearly five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace has launched a high-tech investigation into the radiation effects of the meltdowns on the Pacific Ocean.

In March of 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake triggered a tsunami which precipitated three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the east coast of Japan. It was the largest nuclear disaster since th More

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Editorial: 5 Yrs. Later, TEPCO Finally Admits It Lied To The World About Fukushima Meltdowns – EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists

(EnviroNews World News) — Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — EDITORIAL: THE TRUTH: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) knew within hours following the 3/11/11 tsunami that a full-scale, multi-reactor nuclear meltdown was underway. THE LIE: TEPCO waited nearly two months to inform the public. Those were the staggering admissions handed down to the media in a press release published by TEPCO on Febr More

(EnviroNews World News) — Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — EDITORIAL: THE TRUTH: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) knew within hours following the 3/11/11 tsunami that a full-scale, multi-reactor nuclear meltdown was underway. THE LIE: TEPCO waited nearly two months to inform the public. Those were the staggering admissions handed down to the media in a press release published by TEPCO on Febr More

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Officials: “Historic crisis” along US West Coast… “

Officials: “Historic crisis” along US West Coast… “We’re facing a fishery disaster”… “Very never-seen-before things”… Should be exclamation alarm to public — Extinction threat for salmon runs; Loss of sardines, squid, sea urchins, kelp; Massive sea star deaths; Marine mammal strandings… more

Press Democrat, Feb 11, 2016 (emphasis added): Scientists and lawmakers fore More

Officials: “Historic crisis” along US West Coast… “We’re facing a fishery disaster”… “Very never-seen-before things”… Should be exclamation alarm to public — Extinction threat for salmon runs; Loss of sardines, squid, sea urchins, kelp; Massive sea star deaths; Marine mammal strandings… more

Press Democrat, Feb 11, 2016 (emphasis added): Scientists and lawmakers fore More

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Fukushima – Deep Trouble

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

Imagine the following scenario: 207 million cardboard book boxes, end-to-end, circumnavigating Earth, like railroad tracks, going all the way around the planet. That’s a lot of book boxes. Now, More

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

Imagine the following scenario: 207 million cardboard book boxes, end-to-end, circumnavigating Earth, like railroad tracks, going all the way around the planet. That’s a lot of book boxes. Now, More

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Radioactive Water Pileup Problem Still Festering at Fukushima: 1106 Tanks and Counting – EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists

(EnviroNews World News) — A new photo released this week starkly demonstrates how severe the radioactive water storage crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi really is. Published in The Asahi Shimbun, the aerial photo shows a scene resembling that of a “giant integrated circuit board” comprised of colored holding tanks, where nearly all available flat ground and parking lot space is now c More

(EnviroNews World News) — A new photo released this week starkly demonstrates how severe the radioactive water storage crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi really is. Published in The Asahi Shimbun, the aerial photo shows a scene resembling that of a “giant integrated circuit board” comprised of colored holding tanks, where nearly all available flat ground and parking lot space is now c More

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Fukushima Disaster Impact: Rise in Cancer Among Children – Australia Network News

The rise of cancer among children from Fukushima indicates towards the impact of nuclear disaster in the region.

The number of children who are confirmed with thyroid cancer has gone up to 116 in Fukushima. Sixteen children from the north-east prefecture of the country are confirmed as new cases of thyroid cancer and another 35 are under suspicion of having the disease, reported The Telegra More

The rise of cancer among children from Fukushima indicates towards the impact of nuclear disaster in the region.

The number of children who are confirmed with thyroid cancer has gone up to 116 in Fukushima. Sixteen children from the north-east prefecture of the country are confirmed as new cases of thyroid cancer and another 35 are under suspicion of having the disease, reported The Telegra More

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Japan: Fukushima clean-up ‘may take 40 years’ – CNN.com

Tokyo (CNN)Cleaning up Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years.

The crippled nuclear reactor is now stable but the decommissioning process is making slow progress, says the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, better known as TEPCO.

“If I may put this i More

Tokyo (CNN)Cleaning up Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years.

The crippled nuclear reactor is now stable but the decommissioning process is making slow progress, says the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co, better known as TEPCO.

“If I may put this i More

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Threat of Sea Level Rise Intensifies as Antarctica’s Melting Ice Sheet at ‘Point of No Return’

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Their findings are in line with the results of a study that said six more decades of ocean warming could destabilize the ice beside the Amundsen Sea, starting a cascade of ice los More

British researchers have reinforced recent evidence that melting in the Antarctic caused by the warming of the Southern Ocean could ultimately lead to global sea levels rising by around 3 meters or nearly 10 feet.

Their findings are in line with the results of a study that said six more decades of ocean warming could destabilize the ice beside the Amundsen Sea, starting a cascade of ice los More

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California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency – The San Francisco Examiner : The San Francisco Examiner

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)
By Associated Press on January 6, 2016 4:05 pm
LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jer More

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)
By Associated Press on January 6, 2016 4:05 pm
LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jer More

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