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Why planes can’t fly when it’s too hot, and other ways our civilization can’t take the heat

Now let’s turn to the extreme heat wave baking the West and Southwest parts of the country. Temperatures are well above the 100-degree mark. In California, it was 127 degrees yesterday in Death Valley, 122 in Palm Springs. In Phoenix, the temperature is expected to top out at 118 degrees today. In fact, it’s been...

What does ‘clean coal’ mean and can it save the planet?

The phrase ‘clean coal’ appears regularly in the news and in the speeches of our politicians, but what does it mean? When we burn coal, we undo this long-term sequestration, producing soot and volatile gases that pollute our atmosphere alongside the energy. Throughout the world, many people still burn coal inside their own homes, paying...

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