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Be part of the solution: Chipping away at coal

April 19th, 2010

coal plant Braden Gunem Dreamstime

Coal-fired power plant (Photo: Braen Gunem/Dreamstime.)

Sitting in a heap atop the list of climate offenders is coal. Coal-burning power plants are the single biggest source of carbon emissions worldwide and their smokestacks spew sulfur and nitrogen dioxide, as well, contributing to the stew of greenhouse gases that are heating the Earth’s atmosphere.

Despite the growth of renewable energy sources, coal remains the single largest provider of energy for America, at 45 percent. And its toxic footprint doesn’t end with air pollution. The industry’s waste, leftover ash, is laced with metal oxides.

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Green Your Home: Start Smart By Cutting Consumption

July 16th, 2008

By Paula Minahan The idea of living in a truly sustainable green environment is a homeowner’s dream: Lower energy bills, healthier materials, Photo: Barley & Pfeiffer Architects Overhangs provide protection from the sun. the satisfaction of “doing the right thing.” But with our slumping U.S. economy, many worry about holding onto their home — let [...]

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