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Sustainability advocate wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation
photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation

An environmental advocate who works to make hospital practices more environmentally friendly has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. The honor, colloquially known as the MacArthur Genius Award, provides a $625,000 stipend and was given to only 24 people in the world this year. Continue reading Sustainability advocate wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

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Renewables doubled – Coal decreased

photo courtesy of Wikipedia
photo courtesy of Wikipedia

A gradual shift away from coal-generated electricity in the U.S. has resulted in a drop in power-plant COpollution. April COpower-plant emissions were nearly back to 1988 levels. Between April 1988 and April 2015 coal use for power generation decreased 17 percent, while the use of renewable sources, like solar, wind, and hydro, increased by more than 100 percent. Burning coal is considered to be the dirtiest method, in terms of CO2 emissions, currently being used on a large scale to generate electricity.
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U.S. power plant CO2 for April is the lowest in 27 years – GDP up 95%

GDP vs CO2In April 1988 gas cost $.91 per gallon in the U.S. and the median price of an existing home was $90,60. Although, real GDP adjusted for inflation increased by 95% between April 1988 and April 2015, U.S. electricity power plant CO2 emissions were still at approximately 1988 levels. Continue reading U.S. power plant CO2 for April is the lowest in 27 years – GDP up 95%