San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to Close After 40 Years of Operation

June 7, 2013 by  
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Southern California Edison just announced plans to permanently close the San Onofre nuclear power plant after a 16-month battle over whether or not to restore its twin reactors. Facing political opposition, regulatory challenges, and expensive repairs, the utility announced this Friday that the plant was no longer suitable for operation. The plant served the region for over 4 decades, but problems with its steam generator tubes and radiation leaks forced it to undergo a $670 million redesign. Not being able to ensure the safety of the eight million people living within 50 miles of the plant, Southern California Edison decided to retire and eventually dismantle the facility. Read the rest of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to Close After 40 Years of Operation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , California Public Utilities Commission , close , edison international , erich pica , friends of the earth , Fukushima , Los Angeles , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , radiation , reactor , san diego , san onofre nuclear power plant , southern california edison , ted craver        

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New Study Sheds Light on How Fast Ice Sheets in Greenland and Antarctic are Really Melting

June 7, 2013 by  
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There’s nothing new about the fact that global warming is causing ice sheets to melt, resulting in rising sea levels. However a new study by an international team of scientists led by Edward Hanna of the University of Sheffield makes more accurate predictions about the process in Greenland and the Antarctic. The study, which was published in this month’s edition of Nature , found that Antarctic ice loss might only be half of what has been previously reported. But the team also found a major loss of mass from the Greenland Ice Sheet, which appears to be twice as large as the Antarctic contribution to global sea-level rise. Read the rest of New Study Sheds Light on How Fast Ice Sheets in Greenland and Antarctic are Really Melting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2007 ipcc report , antarctic ice sheet , arctic ice sheet loss half of what was predicted , behavior of ice sheets , edward hanna , global sea level rise , global warming , greenland ice sheet , greenland ice sheet loss twice that of the antarctic , ice sheet mass loss , ice sheet response to climate change , new study predicting changes in ice sheets , predicting changes in ice sheets , uncertainty in ice sheet predictions , university of sheffield        

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BP to Close Its Solar Business after 40 Years

December 21, 2011 by  
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The oil giant insists it remains committed to its alternative energy division, and is on track to invest $8 billion in green technology by 2015; the company says solar is too much of a commodity to make a profit.

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How WEEE Systems Aims to Close the E-Waste Loop

November 15, 2011 by  
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The company has just unveiled plans to open a UK-based demanufacturing plant to provide end-to-end recycling serives to electronics manufactuers.

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Close the Door Campaigners Asks Retailers to Shut Up (Video)

January 2, 2010 by  
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Image credits: Close the Door Campaign & Flickr/ Loz Flowers Like banning the incandescent bulb or abolishing the plastic bag , I’m not quite sure what to make of the Close the D… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Transition Towns on Al Jazeera (Video)

January 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Al Jazeera English The Transition Movement has featured in the New York Times , and the Times newspaper , among countless news outlets around the world. This community-lead response to peak oil and climate change is gaining huge attention in the mainstream media. Now Rob Hopkins (see my own interview with R…

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