Some parts of US (Texas, Arizona, etc.) have been under severe drought for quite some time. See the latest drought monitor. Researchers are now saying that the Southwest is currently undergoing aridification – modification to a desert landscape. This has long-term repercussions to world’s economy.
Lately there’s been a massive rush to drill wells for natural gas all over the US (Marcellus Shale comes to mind.) Apparently, the environmental regulations are not able to keep up with the environmental degradation these operations are causing. See NY Times video.
Guest Blog by Luke Wilson, Jasmine Woods, and Jaqueline Stogner The recent drought and influx of people in SC has caused the state-owned utility company, Santee Cooper, to propose the construction of two 660-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Florence County in order to keep up with SC’s growing electricity demand. Coal burning plants emit carbon […]