Bloomberg gives $64 million to anti-coal campaign

October 18, 2017 by  
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The Donald Trump administration has made a lot of noise about bringing back coal . But with renewable energy soaring , and coal plants retiring, their efforts may go in vain – and a new $64 million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies could facilitate progress towards cleaner sources of power. Michael Bloomberg , former New York City mayor and philanthropist, said, “The Trump administration has yet to realize that the war on coal was never led by Washington – and Washington cannot end it.” The Trump administration has decried the so-called war on coal. Maybe they didn’t realize pollution from coal-fired power plants used to kill around 13,000 people every year. 7,500 Americans still die from the pollution yearly, but the number is down since the Sierra Club ramped up their Beyond Coal campaign in 2011. Bloomberg’s $64 million will go to that campaign. Related: Renewables keep booming despite Trump administration’s attempts to axe Obama’s Clean Power Plan Bloomberg said the war on coal “was started and continues to be led by communities in both red and blue states who are tired to having their air and water poisoned when there are cleaner and cheaper alternatives available.” Since 2011, 259 coal-fired stations, almost 50 percent of America’s coal plants, have shut down. Beyond Coal aims to replace coal with solar , wind , or geothermal energy. Reuters said coal exports have increased this year, pointing to information from the Energy Information Administration, which said United States coal exports from January to July went up 62 percent, compared against the same time period in 2016. But coal-fired plants keep shuttering. Since Trump entered office, according to Reuters, 10 plants have announced closures, and just last week an energy company said they’ll be shutting down a Texas plant next year. Bloomberg has given over $100 million in total to the Beyond Coal campaign; their original grants helped the effort grow from 15 states to 45. + Beyond Coal Via Bloomberg Philanthropies and Reuters Images via Pixabay and Bloomberg.org on Twitter

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The US government is trying to take down egg-free mayo

September 4, 2015 by  
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A group appointed by the U.S. government tried to destroy a Silicon Valley start-up after concluding that the plant-based food company was “a crisis and major threat to the future” of the $5.5-bn-a-year egg industry in the U.S. A series of emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows the American Egg Board (AEB), a US department official, and egg industry executives working together to bring down Hampton Creek who make vegan mayo, plant-based egg replacer and other egg-free products. Read the rest of The US government is trying to take down egg-free mayo

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Conservationists to Move Rhinos Threatened by Poaching from South Africa to Botswana

February 13, 2014 by  
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After years of unsuccessful cries for protection, some of South Africa’s threatened rhinos are finally being rescued. Conservationists have announced a plan to relocate the endangered animals to Botswana after repeated attempts to enact protections within their native country have failed. Last year alone over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns, which are in demand in many Asian countries. But despite conservationist’s attempts to curtail the slaughter, the situation hasn’t improved. In fact, it has only gotten much, much worse.  Read the rest of Conservationists to Move Rhinos Threatened by Poaching from South Africa to Botswana Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: &Beyond , conservation groups , conserving rhino populations , consevations groups protecting rhinos , Great Plains Conservation , protecting rhinos from poaching , relocating endagered animals , relocating rhinos , rhino conservation efforts , rhino horn , rhino horn Asia , rhino horn demand , rhino poaching , rhino poaching South Africa , rhino protection , Rhinos Relocated , rhinos relocated from South Africa , rhinos relocated to Botswana , South Africa poaching        

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Faux Meat Throwdown: Would You Eat Sergey Brin’s Lab-Grown Beef Burger or Twitter-Backed Beyond Meat Chicken Strips?

August 18, 2013 by  
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This week we watched as taste testers sunk their teeth into the world’s first lab-grown beef hamburger , which cost $332,000 to grow and was funded in part by Google’s Sergey Brin. Meanwhile, there are plenty of affordable plant-based proteins, and companies such as Beyond Meat (in which Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams heavily invested) provide meat alternatives said to look, feel and taste like the real thing. But which would you rather eat – a burger made from 20,000 strips of muscle and lab-grown fat or chicken strips made mostly with soy protein ? Take our poll below! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Read the rest of Faux Meat Throwdown: Would You Eat Sergey Brin’s Lab-Grown Beef Burger or Twitter-Backed Beyond Meat Chicken Strips? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beef Burger , Beyond Meat Chicken Strip , beyond soy , fake chicken , fake meat , Lab-Grown , lab-grown burger , meat alternatives , plant-based protein , protein alternatives , research , Sergey Brin , soy chicken strips , soy-based protein alternatives , stem cells , the netherlands , Twitter-Backed projects        

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Sand-Brick Sossusvlei Lodge in the Namib Desert Protects the Land, People and Wildlife

December 9, 2011 by  
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Moving Beyond Carbon: The Future of Resource Management Software

October 4, 2011 by  
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As global companies take steps to consolidate their environmental, social and legal responsibilities across continents, managing carbon simply isn’t enough. A conference last week highlighted how software companies can help the enterprise juggle all these balls.

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Why Water Stewardship Goes Beyond Managing Risk

September 12, 2011 by  
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Water stewardship moves well beyond water efficiency and water risk evaluations to engaging on public policy issues and working with stakeholders.

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Breakdancers Spread the Beyond Coal Message In New York (VIDEO)

September 6, 2011 by  
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We need to meet people where they are and then persuade them that saving the climate is something that matters to them. That’s why I love so many of the things the Sierra Club has been up to lately, including this wonderful video of breakdancers in NYC spreading the “Beyond Coal” message in such a cool way. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Today on Planet 100: Street Art to Land Art and Beyond (Video)

October 18, 2010 by  
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First Solar is Increasing Production to 2.7 GW/Year

October 18, 2010 by  
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Photo: First Solar Building 2 New Factories by 2012, Creating 1,200 New Jobs First Solar is the 800lbs gorilla of the thin film solar industry, and the gorilla isn’t on a diet! The company has announced the construction of two new factories, one in the U.S. and one in Vietnam, by 2012. This should raise its total production capacity to about 2.7 gigawatts per year….

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