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Robert Redford calls on Obama to step up his climate game by clamping down on coal pollution

June 12th, 2013

Robert Redford, leading man, acclaimed director and ardent conservationist, has become an American father figure, and this week as we approach Father’s Day, he’s speaking dad-to-dad to President Obama.

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Turns out, Americans ARE concerned about climate change

October 16th, 2012

Dunno how we missed this one, but last month a major re-check of American sentiment on climate change found that a whopping 74 percent — despite all the jokes and dissembling haunting the official dialogue on the topic — think that climate change is “affecting weather in the United States.”

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Hottest U.S. states for the first half of 2012

July 10th, 2012

The first half of 2012 was the hottest Jan-June period in the contiguous US states since record-keeping began 118 years ago, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)*.

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March was warmest on record in US; 15,000 temperature records broken

April 10th, 2012

Now it’s official: March 2012 was warmest on record in the continental US.

Unseasonably hot temperatures slammed into the Midwest, Eastern and Southern states, creating a sudden spring, and shattering more than 15,000 warm temperature records for localities in dozens of states from Maine to Nevada, and Georgia to Texas.

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ExxonMobil launches ‘cogeneration’ plant in Antwerp

March 23rd, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

As long as the world is busy refining crude oil for gasoline and other petroleum products, it may as well try to maximize the benefits from the process.

That’s the aim of “cogeneration” plants, such as the newest one put into action by ExxonMobil in Antwerp, Belgium. The refinery there will capture heat from the refining process to generate electricity, “cogenerating” or making dual use of the refining process, according to a press release.

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Ho, ho — hold it, a Death Map?

December 22nd, 2008

By Barbara Kessler Green Right Now Need a break from all the seasonal cheer? Researchers at the University of South Carolina have delivered this for the holidays: a detailed “Death Map” showing the weather that’s likeliest to kill us in whatever part of the U.S. we’ve decided to call home. Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! The [...]

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