Farmers wary of EPA run-off mandates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding meetings with farmers in Lancaster County, Pa., to discuss ways to regulate run-off and other pollution, in an effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Source: CBS 21 News

Declining Population seen as the coming problem

Environmentalist and author Stewart Brand, an advocate of geoengineering to combat climate change, explains that “human technology” has been “disturbing the atmosphere and climate” for the last 10,000 years, but he also rejected the prescription of some environmentalists who have argued that global economic development needs to be stopped, an idea Brand called “unjust.” Brand also predicted that a declining, not an increasing, human population will be seen as the problem of the future, saying that “by the second half of the century the population crisis will be seen as not enough people.” Source: CNSNews.com

Utility puts Carbon Capture to the test

American Electric Power is testing the first ever large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) program at a coal-fired plant in West Virigina. Clean Skies News visits the development facility, where work is underway to reduce the large amounts of electricity and steam currently required to run the process. Source: Clean Skies News

Costa Rican crocodiles in danger

Local biologists warn that Costa Rican crocodiles are in danger of extinction within thirty years, due to global warming and deforestation, which are both adversely affecting the natural gender selection process. Source: Reuters

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