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- The Obama administration plans no changes in the way it talks about climate change, reports The Wall Street Journal, although administration officials have met with consultants who recommend against using phrases such as “global warming” and “cap-and-trade.” (Hat tip: Environmental Capital.)
- Was the EPA’s April ruling that greenhouse gas emissions are harmful to public health based in science or politics? Green Inc. reports there’s been serious disagreement on the topic within the Obama administration.
- What could be the hot new way of producing clean energy? Gasification of garbage — basically, heating it to high temperatures — according to New Scientist. But The Vine says the method is unproven…and maybe not all that clean. (Well, it is garbage, after all…)
- Blue whale populations are migrating again in the Pacific Ocean in ways that were disrupted by “decades of intensive whaling in the 20th century,” reports Dot Earth.
- The world’s coal production will peak a lot earlier than previously thought — between 2025 and 2035 as we start depleting the planet’s supply, say researchers at Cal Tech and the University of Washington. (Hat tip: EcoGeek.)
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