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Illustrations provide insight on sustaining humanity and alternative energy spending

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Isolated Spill?

One billion sludgelike gallons of toxic ash waste from a coal-fired power plant burst last December from the giant surface pond storing it, swamping 300 acres of land west of Knoxville, Tenn.

Number of such storage ponds in the U.S.: 156....[ More ]

Solar cleans up:

Despite the ­recession, venture capitalists boost clean technology funding.....[ More ]

Listen to science:

Sooner rather than later. Gilbert N. Plass, senior scientist, Aeronutronic Systems, Inc., in Scientific American , July 1959 & 50 years ago!....[ More ]

Urban cool:

City dwellers produce, on average, less CO 2 from fossil fuels than suburban or rural residents, who use vehicles and outdoor equipment more.....[ More ]

Haves:

Preserving the planet includes improving the human condition. Here is who needs help the most and who can most afford to give it. People living on $200 a day or more.....[ More ]

Have-nots:

Preserving the planet includes improving the human condition. Here is who needs help the most and who can most afford to give it. People living on $2 or less a day.....[ More ]

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