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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.

How Almonds Became Scapegoat for California Drought (04/16/2015)
Do other crops use just as much water?

CA farms gulp most of state's water, but say they've cut back (04/07/2015)
California's historic drought is putting the amount of water used by farmers and other industries into sharp focus, especially now as urban Californians will soon be required to cut their water use by 25 percent.

Fracking study under ethics review (04/07/2015)
Chesapeake Energy paid undisclosed fees to the lead author, whose study was based on water samples provided by the company.

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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.

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

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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.

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.


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