The Fracking of Rachel Carson

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Silent Spring ‘s lost legacy, told in fifty parts 1. Rachel Carson, the ecologist who kicked the hornet’s nest, wrote a book that needed no subtitle. Published fifty years ago this September, Silent Spring rocketed to the top of the bestseller list, prompted a meeting with the president’s science advisers, occasioned congressional hearings, and circled her neck with medals of honor.

€200 Million Facebook Data To Be 100% Powered By Renewables

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Clean Power Originally published on Sustainnovate . By Henry Lindon The social media giant Facebook will be building a new €200 million data center in Ireland that will get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy projects, according to recent reports. The data center will also reportedly utilize intelligent air intake design to help cut down on cooling costs.

The Great Bear Rainforest: Canada’s gift to the world

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A deal to finalize the protection of the largest coastal temperate rainforest left on Earth is imminent. Covering a massive swath of Canada’s Pacific coast, the Great Bear Rainforest agreement will be one of the world’s most complex environmental victories and stands to be a global model for overcoming viciously intractable conflicts.


New York PSC approves fund to invest $5 billion in clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to invest in reducing emissions and promoting the use of renewable energy in the state. The state’s Public Service Commission approved the fund after Cuomo officially requested renewable power mandates for the state the previous week, according to a statement from the Governor’s office.


Google Signs 225 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement With Invenergy

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Clean Power Internet giant Google has signed a 225 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Chicago-based renewable energy company Invenergy. According to Invenergy, Google signed a 225 MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to acquire the electricity generated by the Bethel Wind Energy Facility located in Texas, US, for the company’s data center operations.

Norwegian firm to capture CO2 from rubbish

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A Norwegian oil firm has launched a project to capture CO2 from burning rubbish. Aker Solutions is working in Oslo on the five-month project which is said to be the first of its kind for a waste-to-energy plant. The Klemetsrud plant burns more than 310,000 householders and industrial waste per year to generate heat, emitting around 300,000 tonnes of CO2.

9 reasons to be cheerful about global climate action

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Amid smashed temperature records, China emissions are falling, renewables are rising and consultancies are advising clients to start divesting fossil fuels By Ed King There’s little doubt 2015 was the hottest year on record – by some margin. It’s also pretty clear national climate pledges towards the UN climate pact agreed in Paris last month won’t stop dangerous warming.