Air pollution from electricity generation led to 16,000 early deaths in the US in 2014, research finds. And there are disparities in impact by race and location.
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Carbon capture technologies could actually produce more carbon dioxide than they suck up. Focusing on renewables is a better solution, researchers say.
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A new tool can spot contamination from coal fly ash. "Our hope is that this new tracer...will help us provide greater protection to communities at risk."
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Moving from coal to natural gas could help save a lot of water, but moving to renewables would use just a fraction of the water we use today for power.
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Changing the 2015 Coal Ash Rule risks contaminating water across the country with arsenic, selenium, hexavalent chromium, preliminary findings show.
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Quantum dots could make a great antioxidant to treat people who've had brain injuries, heart attacks, or strokes.
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Researchers modeled and calculated the side effects of coal power for each of the 7,861 power plant units in the world. These are the worst.
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"...the numbers show that China's methane regulations, in particular, have not had any detectable impact on their emissions."
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Residents living around coal power plants could breathe cleaner, healthier air if regulations did more to address the pollutant.
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