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Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

Note: This is the second in a weekly series of Care2 posts about alternative fuels and vehicles in honor of Earth Day. Be sure to check out first post, Top 5 All-Electric Vehicles of 2011. La…

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The Hidden Costs of Coal

Energy from coal might seem cheap on the surface, but when you add in the costs of coal-related pollution and health issues, the true cost of coal starts looking pretty steep. Coal fired power …

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Coal Costs US $500 Billion Each Year

A study from Harvard University has pegged the cost to American society from the negative impacts of coal at about $500 billion. Full cost accounting means considering the entire range of benefits and…

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Top 10 Coal-Burning Countries

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger Total World Coal Consumption in 2008: 7,238,207,000 Short Tons! When it comes to global warming and air pollution, coal is the number one enemy. We were cur…

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How To Green Your Energy

I often get asked what the simplest thing anyone can do to clean up their power situation is and of course, the first answer I give people is to simply use less. Turn your lights off, unplug your phan…

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Taking A Step Back and Investigating Your Energy Usage

Remember that old saying about putting the cart before the horse? Well, as a friend who reads my Care2 pieces pointed out to me the other day, I seem to have done just that. I jumped into energy sav…

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Are You Wasting Electricity? Probably More Than You Think

I have something to admit. I generally take electricity for granted. Take just now for instance. I sat down to write, turned on my computer and never once considered that there may not be juice i…

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Clean Coal’s Dirty Secret

It's dark. You turn on a light. It's cold. You turn on the heat. Need to cook dinner? Turn on the stove. Don't want to miss your favorite show? Turn on the TV. Piles of laundry? Throw them in…

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