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UK: New nuclear plants needed to reach green goals

Britain: New generation of nuclear power plants needed to help reach climate goals Britain intends to build a new generation of nuclear power plants to replace its decades-old reactors, partly as a strategy for meeting its goals to reduce carbon emissions, Foreign Minister William Hague said Monday. “We will have,…

White House hailed for ending climate gag order

An agreement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it will drop a policy under which it had sought to prevent two of its attorneys from speaking out against cap-and-trade legislation is being hailed as a victory for free speech and the rights of whistleblowers. The dispute began as the result…

As Exxon continues climate denial crusade, Raw Story fighting back

UPDATE: Raw Story has purchased carbon offsets from Terrapass, and is at this very second paying for the carbon produced by your reading this page. You can sleep easier tonight, and keep telling people about RawStory.com! -J I’ve decided it’s time for us to do our part to ameliorate the…

Whale poop fights climate change: study

PARIS (AFP) – Southern Ocean sperm whales are an unexpected ally in the fight against global warming, removing the equivalent carbon emissions from 40,000 cars each year thanks to their feces, a study found on Wednesday. The cetaceans have been previously fingered as climate culprits because they breathe out carbon…

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