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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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Cleveland Indians Turning Food Waste to Energy (05/04/2015)
New machine grinds all types of food waste into a slurry that is later transformed into energy and fertilizer at a plant operated by the renewable energy company Quasar.
www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/business/energy-environment/cleveland-indians-have-ho
me-field-advantage-on-recycling.html


How Almonds Became Scapegoat for California Drought (04/16/2015)
Do other crops use just as much water?
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/16/399958203/how-almonds-became-a-scapegoat-fo
r-californias-drought?


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Logan Airport Drafts Climate Change Plan
In a major effort to address climate change, officials at Logan International Airport plan to make significant cuts to carbon emissions, curb energy consumption, and spend millions of dollars to protect runways and terminals from rising seas.
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/05/03/logan-plans-major-changes-address-climate-c
hange/KXnlO6Q0DwqlqessUZd12H/story.html


Starfish suffer mysterious and gruesome demise along west coast
The cause of the most deadly sea star epidemic in recorded history remains unclear, but experts believe it may be a poorly understood 'wasting' disease
www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/03/starfish-sea-star-deaths-west-coast

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EPA Publishes 20th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
EPA released its 20th Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks today, showing a two percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a nine percent drop in emissions since 2005.
yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/98F8B7F514D612B085257E270073A21B

Myths and facts about capping climate change pollution
Don't let false rumors--often circulated by entrenched fossil fuel interests tying to protect their profits--trip Oregon up on the path to clean energy. Get the facts.
daily.sightline.org/2015/04/13/myths-and-facts-about-capping-climate-change-poll
ution/


 

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