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Chernobyl Wildfires Could Spread Radioactive Particles

Chernobyl Wildfires Could Spread Radioactive Particles

Firefighters are battling to contain larger-than-usual wildfires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone as radiation levels spike at their center. The fires, which started April 3 in the west of the zone, then spread to forests in the area with higher radiation levels, Reuters reported. High winds Saturday risked pushing the blaze towards the abandoned plant […]

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    Germany to Phase out Coal by 2038

    Germany to Phase out Coal by 2038

    Germany reached an agreement Thursday that will allow it to stop burning coal by 2038. The national government struck a deal with the leaders of the country’s coal-producing regions that will compensate workers, companies and regional governments more than 40 billion euros (approximately .7 billion), Reuters reported. Legislation finalizing the coal phaseout will be presented […]

    Nuclear Power ‘Cannot Rival Renewable Energy’

    Nuclear Power ‘Cannot Rival Renewable Energy’

    By Paul Brown Nuclear power is in terminal decline worldwide and will never make a serious contribution to tackling climate change, a group of energy experts argues. Meeting recently in London at Chatham House, the UK’s Royal Institution of International Affairs, they agreed that despite continued enthusiasm from the industry, and from some politicians, the […]

    EU Leaders Agree to 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

    EU Leaders Agree to 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

    After marathon talks in Brussels, the leaders of European Union member states – bar Poland – agreed early Friday to commit to going carbon neutral by 2050. “We have reached an agreement on climate change, it is very important, it was crucial, for Europe to show strong ambition,” EU Council President Charles Michel said. The […]

    Rick Perry Stepping Down From Energy Department

    Rick Perry Stepping Down From Energy Department

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has aggressively championed fossil fuels and expressed skepticism that the climate crisis is man-made, will step down from his post by the end of the year, The New York Times reported. Perry is one of the few people in the Trump administration to remain despite unprecedented turnover, Twitter-storms and scandals. […]