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Catch the Wind: Helium-Filled Turbine to Float 1,000 Feet Above Alaska

Catch the Wind: Helium-Filled Turbine to Float 1,000 Feet Above Alaska
Ridgeline wind continues to be controversial, and offshore wind comes with its own set of on-site issues, including a much higher installation cost. However, if America is ever going to replace fossil fuels with clean alternatives, wind has to be part of the mix. Some innovative designers and engineers have come up with a solution worthy of Jules Verne: floating turbines.
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11th Hour Address: Dems Pull All-Nighter in Senate Discussing Climate Change

11th Hour Address: Dems Pull All-Nighter in Senate Discussing Climate Change
Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction. Addressing a nearly empty chamber and visitor gallery, more than two dozen speakers agreed with each other about the need to act on climate change. Naysayers — Republicans — largely stayed away, arguing hours earlier that regulation would cost Americans jobs in a sluggish economy.
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Kentucky Lawmakers Fight Against No One to Keep Coal Dirty

Kentucky Lawmakers Fight Against No One to Keep Coal Dirty
Even the coal industry itself has conceded that there is no “war on coal,” but lawmakers in the coal-dependent state of Kentucky are still fighting this imaginary battle. A bi-partisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the president last week, warning him that his “war on coal” would be devastating to their state. A state already devastated by the effects of the coal industry.
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ALEC Unveils New Anti-Environmental Agenda in Chicago

ALEC Unveils New Anti-Environmental Agenda in Chicago
New internal documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reveal new methods that fossil fuel companies, agrochemical interests and corporate lobbying groups will use to influence state policies in the coming months through the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.
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