Countdown to Earth Day - Environmental Issues


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North Dakota has lots of coal. It also has strong and consistent winds. It might be the perfect spot to showcase the long-awaited "energy transition" from climate-warming fossil fuels to climate-saving renewables.

Yet that transition has hit a snag. Two counties in the state have enacted drastic restrictions on new wind projects in an attempt to save coal mining jobs, despite protests from landowners who'd like to rent their land to wind energy companies.


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An interesting article on recycling:

I think it's worth reminding people that the goal is: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and not just recycle.
Exactly. Moreover, most plastics are not in fact recyclable, and even when they are, unlike aluminum, steel and glass, which can be recycled infinitely, there are typically at most a few life cycles for plastic.

Plastic recycling is basically a PR stunt by the fossil fuel industry to lull the masses into believing that plastic isn't harmful. It is, recycled or not.

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