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Policy: Environment & Energy

Project at Ky. coal plant to catch carbon dioxide

By DYLAN LOVAN | 07/21/14 02:51 PM

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Political leaders and researchers say a new project to capture carbon dioxide at a central Kentucky power plant is a crucial step to continue burning coal for electricity in a time of tougher environmental regulations. The $19.5 million testing facility under...
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Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

By BRUCE SMITH | 07/21/14 02:36 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey, a nonprofit group of scientists and...
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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

By SETH BORENSTEIN | 07/21/14 05:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as...
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