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Rants & Raves

...they're really upset about: Obamacare, the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law and Environmental Protection Agency rules on carbon emissions from burning coal. There is no mention of any benefits, economic or otherwise, that have accrued from any rule...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-28/rants-raves
Stem carbon dioxide output through nuclear

...to defend against increasing levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.After...still projected exponential increases in carbon dioxide levels because of the increased...really tumbled to the notion that levels of carbon dioxide were increasing in Earth's atmosphere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-31/stem-carbon-diox
Tanks from derailed oil cars are still burning in West Virginia

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. - Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-17/tanks-derailed-oil-cars-are-still-b
Put coal and nuclear plants at forefront of America's energy diversity

...many of our energy problems. Gas is driving down emissions of carbon dioxide by replacing coal in electricity generation. And, thanks...should lengthen the compliance dates for its air pollution and carbon regulations. And we need to extend the benefits of nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-08/put-coal-and-nuc
Solar gardens gaining ground across US

...this year, and interest is up among both residential customers who like the idea and large companies that want to cut their carbon footprints.The gardens feed electricity to the local power grid. Customers subscribe to that power and get credit on their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-08/solar-gardens-gaining-ground-across
Woman's 1984 death still questioned

...officials that Wozneski died in the fire.But a few hours later, an autopsy at University Hospital proved otherwise.First, the carbon monoxide level in Wozneski's body measured 0.2 percent, a fraction of what it should have been if she died in the fire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-22/womans-1984-death-stil
Towers of power

...Georgia. The next-generation Westinghouse AP1000 reactors should operate even more safely and efficiently than 1 and 2. The carbon-free energy source represents one-third of Georgia's strategy to comply with Environmental Protection Agency-proposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-01/towers-power
State inspections find hazards in hospital elevators

...having two elevators with backup battery systems that had no power or very little. Four lobby elevators had several electrical carbon brushes that were "badly worn and causing damage to the drive unit."Reports state the violations could have resulted in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-07/state-inspections-find-hazar
SUVs shrink to fit European market

...the higher priced realm, Infiniti is showing off its QX30 concept vehicle, which keeps the higher stance of an SUV and uses carbon fiber cladding and large 21-inch wheels with milled aluminum spokes. Infiniti says the design is intended to make occupants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-03-05/suvs-shrink-
Defiant Obama vetoes Keystone XL oil pipeline bill

...this year.The president has said he won't approve Keystone if it's found to significantly increase U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. A State Department analysis found that the tar sands would be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-24/defiant-obama-vetoes-keystone-xl-oi