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Adviser differs with coal-loving president 27.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry and regularly promises to “put our miners back to work.” But one of his top White House advisers apparently does not share Trump’s affinity for coal. Economic adviser Gary Cohn says, “Coal doesn’t even really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock.” Cohn made the remarks while briefing reporters Thursday night on Air Force One. He singled out natural gas as “such a cleaner fuel” and said the U.S. could become a “manuf...
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White House adviser differs with coal-loving president 27.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry....
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White House adviser differs with coal-loving president 26.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry and regularly promises to “put our miners back to work.” But one of his top White House advisers apparently does not share Trump’s affinity for coal. Economic adviser Gary Cohn says, “Coal doesn’t even really make that much sense anymore as a […]
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UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar 26.5.2017 BBC: Business
National Grid says nearly a quarter of all electricity generation came from solar power at one point on Friday.
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News Brief: Results Of Montana Special Election, Trump Trip Winds Down 26.5.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Greg Gianforte wins Montana's special election for its congressional seat. The GOP win may have implications for the 2018 midterms. Trump attends the summit of the world's big industrial powers.
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Partial eclipse of the heat; Switch helps Best Buy 26.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Partial eclipse of the heat; Switch helps Best Buy Best Buy got a boost from Mario and Luigi in the first quarter, as demand for Nintendo’s Switch game console helped the retailer post a surprising gain in sales. California now relies so much on solar power that on Thursday, state officials urged residents to turn off unneeded lights and unplug appliances during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Even though the sun will be only partially obscured in California, the eclipse at its mid-morning peak will slash the output of the state’s solar power plants by roughly 60 percent. Managers of the electricity grid could easily compensate by firing up small power plants that burn natural gas — and emit greenhouse gases. “Join with us and stand in for the sun while it takes a short break,” said Michael Picker, president of the Public Utilities Commission, in a press release.
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Lights out! Eclipse to cut solar power in California 26.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
California now relies so much on solar power that on Thursday, state officials urged residents to turn off unneeded lights and unplug appliances during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Even though the sun will be only partially obscured in California, the eclipse at its midmorning peak will slash the output of the state’s solar power plants by more than 60 percent. Managers of the state’s electricity grid could easily compensate by firing up small power plants that burn natural gas and, unlike solar facilities, emit greenhouse gases. “Join with us and stand in for the sun while it takes a short break on August 21,” said Michael Picker, president of the Public Utilities Commission, in a press release. Electricity output from solar facilities ramps up quickly during the morning and plateaus around 11 a.m. But beginning just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 21, the eclipse will take a significant bite out of the morning ramp.
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Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska 25.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Anchorage, Alaska • Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing installation in Alaska of an array of seismometers as part of its quest to map the Earth’s upper crust beneath North America. When the magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake ripped through the state in 1964, there were two se... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The weirdest star in the sky is acting up again 24.5.2017 Washington Post
The dimming of Tabby's Star probably isn't caused by aliens, but there's a tiny chance it could be. Which may be why the astronomy community went mildly bananas when it started flickering again last week.
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The Energy 202: Environmentalists gear up for another fight over ANWR 24.5.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Environmentalists gear up for another fight over ANWR
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LSD, drugs led to Denver man’s fatal fall from Snowmass parking garage 24.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The 24-year-old man who fell from the upper level of a Snowmass parking garage in March was using LSD, marijuana and amphetamines before his death, the autopsy report found.
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Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing installation in Alaska of an array of seismometers as part of […]
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How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big 24.5.2017 NPR Health Science
Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
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Cannes 2017: Al Gore, undaunted by Trump, talks red-state victories and 'An Inconvenient Sequel' 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It has not been a very good year for those concerned with climate change. The U.S. is considering leaving the landmark Paris climate pact, a hostile appointee leads the Environmental Protection Agency and right-wing websites chortle, “Trump’s Latest Move Will Make Al Gore Fry.”

But is Al Gore himself...

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University of Colorado Boulder receives soda-tax exemption 23.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The University of Colorado Boulder has been granted a one-year exemption to the city's new soda tax.
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The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget 23.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It remains to be seen if congressional Republicans will.
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Four African nations join International Solar Alliance 23.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Four African nations join International Solar Alliance
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Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that various stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor's staff to find compromise language.
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Boy dies after stepping into puddle with downed power line 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old Texas boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo. Laredo police spokesman Joe E. Baeza said Aldo Jordani Rojas died Sunday. Corinne Stern, the Webb County medical examiner, […]
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