Environment & Energy

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

By DINA CAPPIELLO | 07/28/14 11:40 AM

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade...
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US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERDINA CAPPIELLO | 07/28/14 02:25 AM

LUENEN, Germany (AP) — One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant...
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Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

07/27/14 02:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels. The study, originally published in the science journal Plos One,...
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