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House Passes Bill To Undermine Obama’s Climate Rules

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Wednesday evening allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration’s plan to regulate emissions from power plants by a vote of 247-180. The legislation would allows governors to decline to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for power plant emissions if they found doing so would adversely affect electricity rates or reliability. It also would delay implementation of the proposed limits until all court challenges to the law were concluded. Read the Entire Article at the Huffington Post
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Recommended Film: Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film

From the day that a 14-year-old Ansel Adams first saw the transcendent beauty of the Yosemite Valley, his life was, in his words, “colored and modulated by the great earth-gesture of the Sierra.” Few American photographers have reached a wider audience than Adams, and none has had more impact on how Americans grasp the majesty of their continent. In this elegant, moving and lyrical portrait of the most eloquent and quintessentially American of photographers, producer Ric Burns seeks to explore the meaning and legacy of Adams’ life and work. At the heart of the film are the great themes that
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Global carbon dioxide levels reach new monthly record

Partial repost from Yahoo! News Miami (AFP) – In another ominous sign of human-caused climate change, US government scientists said Wednesday that global carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide is a potent greenhouse gas, and is a harmful by-product of burning fossil fuels such as oil and coal. “For the first time since we began tracking carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration of this greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March 2015,” said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Scientists announced that
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Tesla to announce home and utility-scale batteries that offer energy independence

By 2020, Tesla believes its Gigafactory will produce more lithium-ion batteries in one year than were produced worldwide in 2013 Reposted from Computerworld Tesla Motors next week will announce two battery lines, one for households and another for utilities, that will store power from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, supplementing them when the sun goes down or the weather changes. Late last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to announce a “major new Tesla product line” that isn’t a car. The announcement, he said, would take place at his company’s Hawthorne Design Studio in Hawthorne,
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