Category Archives: Eco Information

Ice calving on tape: Bigger than Manhattan

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FRACKING BREAKING NEWS: NOAA Confirms High Methane Leakage Rate Up To 9% From Gas Fields, Gutting Climate Benefit

Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have reconfirmed earlier findings of high rates of methane leakage from natural gas fields. If these findings are replicated elsewhere, they would utterly vitiate the climate benefit of natural gas, even when … Continue reading

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Installed Price of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in US Continues to Decline at Rapid Pace

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual … Continue reading

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BP Suspended By EPA From New Contracts With Federal Government

BP has been barred from doing new business with the United States government for misdeeds during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico rig disaster and oil spill, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. Earlier this month, BP pleaded guilty to more … Continue reading

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Raese Built Golf Club Without Permits

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. October 8, 2012, 11:19 am ET Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate John Raese filled in wetlands and damaged more than 2 miles of streams when he rerouted them to create waterfalls on a private, … Continue reading

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Comparison of Particle Size Distribution and Concentration Between MTR and non-MTR Areas in West Virginia

The Late Larry Gibson stood in front of the Mountain Top Removal Mine that surrounds his property. Coincidentally to this report, Larry died of a heart attack at age 65 recently in September 2012. LAURA ESCH, Stephanie Lusk, Michael Hendryx, … Continue reading

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Coal’s Road to Nowhere

In the tranquil, misty mountains of southwest Virginia, the coal industry is trying to build its very own road to nowhere. King Coal’s latest scheme is to try and take $2 billion of federal funds—our tax dollars—to build the Coalfields … Continue reading

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Makani Power: The Airborne Wind Turbine

This new design is meant to be deployed out at sea in remote areas high in the sky, out of reach of migratory paths of wild birds, and flight paths of airliners.  With it’s ability to land, and be stowed … Continue reading

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Perspective from worker at SALS/WV emergency status

I’m swamped, so this won’t be so coherent, but passing on brief notes I typed while on phone about delivering donations tomorrow.  She said it was okay to share.  I think the same thing is happening here in Ohio, but … Continue reading

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