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Wind turbines kill around 300,000 birds annually, house cats around 3,000,000,000

Bermuda-feral-catsWe love birds! We really do! That's why we think it's important to keep things in perspective and do the things that will really help them and make a difference. Many people have this obsession with wind turbines killing birds, probably because it's a really great story. As a meme, it really strikes the imagination because wind turbines are this green thing, right, so killing birds is antithetical to what they're supposed to be doing...

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The biggest solar power station in the world - but for how long?

The largest solar panel power plant in the world (626GWh) is located in the desert about 160 kilometers southwest of Phoenix. The plant was just completed in April 2014 and that has a lot to do with why it's in the number 1 position. Swanson's Law (really just an observation) tells us that the cost for the panels that make up a PV plant halve roughly every two years - meaning that every two years companies can build plants double the size for the same price.

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Communities getting fed up with fracking

A fight over fracking is looming in Texas. Another stand-off is shaping up in Colorado. Yet drillers' reactions couldn't be more different.

In Texas, drillers are doing their noisy in-your-face fracking as usual. Meanwhile, on a small farm about an hour from the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the oil industry is giving fracking a makeover, cutting back on rumbling trucks and tamping down on pollution.

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UK switches on to green power

Green energyBritain is in the midst of a green energy revolution after production soared to record levels, according to new figures which deal a blow to opponents of renewable energy and a potential boost for consumers.

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro has soared by 43 per cent in the past year to account for a fifth of production, as newly-built plants came on stream and the weather became windier, the Office for National Statistics has said.

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We Can't Stop Carbon Emissions Without These Four Things

clean-energyTwo expert economists and an expert engineer endorsed the (U.S.) EPA's Clean Power Plan at a conference in Washington D.C. Friday, but cautioned that the proposed rule is only a first step, and it affects only one of several sectors of the economy that produce greenhouse gases.

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Carbon War Room Awarded NGO of the Year

Carbon War Room logoThe Carbon War Room has been named NGO of the Year in the 2014 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards —the largest sustainability awards in Europe.

The award recognised the War Room's impact over the past year, especially in maritime shipping and island economies, as well as its potential for even greater impact in the future.

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