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For Want of Water: Drought & Electric Power Generation

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The shortage of water could affect the production of electricity in Texas. Controversy rages over how much, and what can be done about it. Solar, wind and gas loom large. Read More...

Dreaming of a Green Christmas? A Few Hints for the Dedicated

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All right, it’s Christmas. “I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas” has not yet made the charts, but as a devoted (or often-devoted) environmentalist you wouldn’t mind if your Christmas gifts this year didn’t contribute to the morass we are making of the earth. There is plenty of guidance around. Check out such environmental sites... Read More...

Toxic Site Flooding: Irene’s Hidden Disaster Potential

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There is a real potential for the flooding from Hurricane Irene to cause the chemicals sequestered in ponds and other open catchments in its path to spill over into nearby rivers, lakes and other waterways -- like this one, in Raritan, New Jersey. Read More...

Coal Plant Defeat in Eastern Kentucky Shows Us How

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Sometimes you win. But in Kentucky, it wasn’t just because the people who live in the area served by the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) got lucky. They earned their good fortune the hard way: they worked for it. They worked together with each other and several powerful environmental organizations like the Sierra Club... Read More...

Getting It Right: Windpower & Transmission Capacity

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This article really spells out some of the infrastructure and land-use problems we face as we utilize wind power. Looks like Texas is leading the charge (if you'll pardon the expression), but 19th Century land-use policy will be the stick-in-the-spokes that could keep the windmills from turning. Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.