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Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

The ocean is becoming a noisier place due to increased greenhouse gas emissions, California and Hawaii scientists report. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans not only has increased seawater acidity but has affected its acoustics—making it more transparent to low-frequency sound, the scientists said in a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. […]

States not meeting renewable energy goals

States not meeting renewable energy goals

Across the USA, states are falling short of their goals to increase the use of renewable energy as Congress weighs a national renewable-energy standard. Thirty-five states have set goals to use more electricity from solar panels, windmills and other renewable forms of energy, according to a database funded by the Energy Department. There is no […]

Water Interests Argue New State Dam Proposals

Water Interests Argue New State Dam Proposals

Thirty years ago, a chunk of chain, an eyebolt and Mark Dubois helped end the era of big dam building in California. Dubois, a bearded, 6-foot-8, 30-year-old river guide from Sacramento, chained himself to a rocky outcropping on the north bank of the Stanislaus River and stayed there for a week, determined to prevent the […]

California Feud Breaks Out On Clean Energy Plan

California Feud Breaks Out On Clean Energy Plan

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto a bill requiring the state to get a third of its electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources, his staff said on Monday in a fight that shows the difficulties of addressing climate change fast. However, the governor on Tuesday will issue an executive order with the same […]

California Lawmakers Adopt Landmark Renewable Energy Plan

California Lawmakers Adopt Landmark Renewable Energy Plan

California lawmakers approved one of the world’s most aggressive renewable-energy mandates early Saturday in legislation that would require the state’s utilities to use renewable sources like the sun and wind to generate a third of the power they sell by 2020. The proposal is a centerpiece of the state’s 2006 plan to combat climate change, […]

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