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Solar power proves to be tougher than conventional power plants

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Duke Energy, and Strata Solar — two of the largest solar power operators in North Carolina — report only minimal damage to their solar farms as a result of the storm.

U.S. nuclear power plants have been hacked, reports DHS

Washington D.c. - Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is small potatoes compared to what the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed Thursday night. Allegedly, Russian hackers have been targeting our nuclear power plants.

Coal-fired power plants losing ground in favor of LNG, renewables

While President Trump has vowed to put America's coal miners back to work and in effect, bring a dirty fossil fuel back, our country's coal-fired power plants have moved on, being replaced by cleaner natural gas and other renewables for electricity.

Elite team of sniffer dogs smack down zebra mussel invasion

No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.

A rose by any other name is still a rose, even if it's a cyborg

Scientists in Sweden have created bionic roses, merging transistors and electrodes into the plant's vascular systems, creating a living organism that can sense and display environmental changes, and a lot more.

Using 3D printing to keep power plants cool

Scientists have used new 3D printing methods to produce heat exchangers to cool down power plants and improve energy efficiency.

Japan approves new energy policy, reinstating nuclear power

In a stunning reversal of previous government plans to mothball nuclear power plants, Japan's cabinet on Friday approved the Basic Energy Plan, making it the first comprehensive energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown.

Op-Ed: House GOP pressures EPA on carbon emissions proposal

On Friday, Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a proposal to impose carbon dioxide emission limits on new coal-fired power plants.

Op-Ed: Why can't Dalton McGuinty apologize for wasting $585 million?

Toronto - The word sorry is hardly ever used in federal, provincial/state or local politics. Instead, politicians like to plead ignorance or label their decisions as mistakes. The same can be applied to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Over half of Americans live in dangerous levels of air pollution

Washington - A new report listing the most polluted cities in the US shows that, while improvements in levels of ozone and year-round particle pollution have occurred, more than half of all Americans live in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution.
 

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Simi Valley California was the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history in 1959. The amoun...
Simi Valley California was the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history in 1959. The amounts of radiation leaked into the environment and atmosphere were more than 240 times that of the accident at 3-Mile Island.
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Fossil fuels create tons of greenhouse gases.
Fossil fuels create tons of greenhouse gases.
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Map of power plants co-located with areas projected for future water shortages.
Map of power plants co-located with areas projected for future water shortages.
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Ferrybridge Power Station in Yorkshire  UK. Energy production remains one of the biggest emitters of...
Ferrybridge Power Station in Yorkshire, UK. Energy production remains one of the biggest emitters of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.
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Smokestacks at the Cumberland Power Plant  a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Cumberland Ci...
Smokestacks at the Cumberland Power Plant, a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in Cumberland City, Tennessee, United States.
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