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[ High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air Near Oil and Gas Sites ]

A study of the air near oil and gas drilling sites in five U.S. states found sometimes dangerously high concentrations of chemicals.

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[ Poll Finds Generation Gap on Energy Issues as Millennials Voice Climate Concerns ]

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, new research finds a generation gap on energy issues as millennials voice far greater concern about climate change.

Two-thirds of young adults (aged 18 to 34) say they’re inclined to vote for a political candidate who supports cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing financial incentives for renewable energy, according to an online poll of 2,105 U.S. residents by the University of Texas at Austin. In contrast, just half of seniors (aged 65 or older) say they would lend such support.…

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[ Congratulations to Madison Bumgarner: a World Series champ and wilderness champ! ]

What a year!

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[ After Two-Year Hiatus, U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Get License Renewals ]

After more than a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is once again renewing licenses for aging nuclear power plants.

The independent federal agency gave a 20-year license renewal on Oct. 20 to Limerick Generating Station Units 1 and 2 near Philadelphia and is now reviewing renewal applications for 17 additional reactors, including Indian Point Unit 2 that’s located on the Hudson River about 24 miles north of New York City.

The NRC, which licenses commercial nuclear power plants for a period of 40 years, has granted 20-year extensions to 75 of the 100 operating reactors in the United States, many of which were nearing the end of their licenses.…

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[ November is Aluminum Association Month! ]

The Aluminum Association, a non profit committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world….and the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.

The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today’s market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers.…

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How Do You "Go Green"?

How do you GO GREEN?

Recycle paper, glass, and plastics
Use reusable shopping bags
Conserve water (turn off faucet when brushing teeth, short showers, etc)
Bike or walk instead of driving whenever possible

Green Tip of the Month:

Save natural resources, as well as late fees, by enrolling in easy, online bill-paying options with your bank, credit card companies, cable and utility providers. Paperless billing not only saves trees; it also eliminates the fossil fuel (read: CO2 emissions) needed to get all those dozens and dozens of billing envelopes from them to you and back again. Plus, you’ll save money on stamps, which can really add up over time.