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Feds Reject Plan to Create Utah Nuclear Waste Stockpile

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday rejected a bitterly contested plan to create a nuclear waste stockpile at an American Indian reservation in Utah's west desert.
Categories: Green News

U.S. Colleges to Buy Green Power in MTV Competition

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
Students at several colleges have already pushed through fees of about $30 per student that allow schools to buy power from clean energy sources such as solar and wind farms.
Categories: Green News

Oil Pool Tapped in Gulf of Mexico Could Boost U.S. Reserves by 50 Percent

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
A trio of oil companies led by Chevron Corp. has tapped a petroleum pool deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico that could boost the nation's reserves by more than 50 percent. A test well indicates it could be the biggest new domestic oil discovery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay a generation ago.
Categories: Green News

Soaring Natural Gas Prices Spur Widespread Drilling

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
Companies have been drilling natural gas wells at historic rates across much of the Appalachian Basin, an area that includes swathes of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.
Categories: Green News

Leaner Designs Fuel Race to Build Next Generation of Reactors

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
Jose Reyes' research lab looks like a three-story tangle of pipes and instruments. But to nuclear engineers like him, it's evidence that generating electricity by splitting atoms can cost less and be done more safely than in the past.
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Wind Power a Vexing Question for Vermont

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
For a state that normally prizes environmental initiatives, the debate over wind power poses a thorny dilemma. Eager to embrace clean energy but leery about spoiling views, some communities are putting up stiff opposition to plans for new wind projects.
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Mammoth, $200 Million Wind Farm Proposed in Iowa

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
Northern Iowa could have one of the nation's largest wind farms by 2008. Iowa Winds LLC wants to build a 200- to 300-megawatt farm covering about 40,000 acres in Franklin County.
Categories: Green News

Hydrogen Power System Unveiled in Maine

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
A $250,000 demonstration project that produces hydrogen energy to provide backup lighting and warmth at the Chewonki Foundation's environmental education center was hailed at its unveiling Monday as the first of its kind in the nation.
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Ethanol Turned Into Food-Grade Alcohol

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
Now that ethanol has become common in gas tanks, two Iowa State University professors are working to get it into martini glasses.
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Government Proposes Beginning Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Central Gulf of Mexico

Fri, 2018-03-30 02:00
The U.S. Interior Department proposed Thursday that oil and gas leases be made available as early as next year in an area now off-limits in the east-central Gulf of Mexico.
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