A cool new idea could revolutionize the electric power industry

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a more efficient air-cooling system for power plants University of Cincinnati researchers say they have found a solution to one of the biggest environmental problems facing the energy industry: water consumption. Power plants in the United States need as much water each year as all of the nation’s farms…

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China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rising At ‘Alarming Rate’

From the place you’d least expect….CNN Chinese methane emissions are rising at an alarming rate despite recent government regulations aimed at curbing the climate-changing pollutant, a new report has revealed. A study released in the journal Nature on Tuesday shows a steady growth in China’s methane emissions, primarily from the country’s massive coal mining sector, undermining…

Study: Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

Climate-driven changes in phytoplankton communities will intensify the blue and green regions of the world’s oceans From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world’s oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue…

Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal

From VOA News Europe Official: Germany Could Slow Phase-Out of Coal February 02, 2019 10:07 PM Reuters FILE – Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jaenschwalde coal-fired power plant of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG in Jaenschwalde, Germany, Jan. 24, 2019. Germany’s phasing out of coal-fired power stations could be delayed beyond 2038…

John Christy: Guilty as Charged (DeSmogBlog’s own goal)

By Robert Bradley Jr. — February 5, 2019 “From the Climate Disinformation Database: John R. Christy” reads the headline from DeSmogBlog in its “Climate Denier Spotlight.” The following short profile follows (emphasis added): John R. Christy is a professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.…