Energy & Fuel

"Unable To Compete On Price, Nuclear Power On The Decline In The U.S."

"Renewable energy and new technologies that are making low-carbon power more reliable are growing rapidly in the U.S. Renewables are so cheap in some parts of the country that they're undercutting the price of older sources of electricity such as nuclear power."

Source: NPR, 04/11/2016

Study: Line 5 Oil Spill Would Foul Large Swaths Of Great Lakes Shore

"More than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of shoreline and 44,000 square kilometers (17,000 square miles) of open water in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan could be at risk if oil spilled from twin 63-year-old underwater pipelines that run below the Straits of Mackinac, according to a study released Thursday by the University of Michigan Water Center and supported by the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center."

Source: Circle of Blue, 04/08/2016

Washington: "State, US Agree To Dismantle 4 Dams On Klamath River"

"The Obama administration and California officials are expected to announce a landmark agreement Wednesday to tear down four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, bypassing Congress to restore a major salmon fishery on the Oregon border."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 04/07/2016

"In W. Virginia, Frack Wastewater May Be Messing With Hormones"

"Waste leaching from frack disposal wells are the likely source of a spike in endocrine-disrupting compounds in downstream waterway—a troubling sign given the roughly 36,000 disposal sites across the U.S."

Source: EHN, 04/07/2016

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