Category Archives: Climate Change

Clean Coal For Real

Clean Coal For Real

We have heard the term “clean coal” for years, mostly from politicians and in coal company advertising.  The concept sounds good:  burn coal but don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions.  While there have been various small-scale tests of technologies to accomplish this, it has not actually been a viable option for the power industry.

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European Lessons On Food Waste

European Lessons On Food Waste

Americans toss out an almost unbelievable $161 billion worth of food every year.  There are numerous efforts underway to address this problem, but they are mostly at the local level or in the business sector.   To date, we have no national- or international-level policies that tackle the issue.  In this regard, Europe is way ahead… Continue Reading

Last Year Was Hot

Last Year Was Hot

Last year was not the hottest year on record in the United States; it was only the second hottest.  2012 was the hottest because of some searing heat waves that summer.   However, 2016 marked 20 above-average temperature years in a row.  The five hottest years recorded have all happened since 1998.  Every state had a… Continue Reading