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In Texas, a coal mine opens to power Mexico

The coal industry is struggling as cheaper and cleaner natural gas undercuts coal and environmental regulations push utilities to shut down their older coal-burning plants. Still, new coal mines are opening as others expand. In one Texas county on the Mexican border, local officials and residents seem nearly united in their opposition to a new coal strip mine, but the company that owns it says it will ship out the first load of coal by train in September.

August 26, 2015 more »

The New New Amsterdam

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New York City is in danger. Sea levels are increasing, and the city needs to guard against floods. After the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, some people in New York are looking to the Netherlands for inspiration and guidance.

December 10, 2013 more »

Alex Chadwick looks at the IPCC’s new report

Alex Chadwick, BURN Host

You’ll see a lot of climate news in the next few days. And maybe hear some climate shouting.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to release its latest report.

September 26, 2013 more »

A Miami nuclear plant & the threat of rising seas

BURN Host Alex Chadwick visits the Turkey Point Generating Station near Miami – a low-altitude nuclear plant that observers worry could be seriously damaged should the area become flooded.

September 9, 2013 more »

Rising condos & rising tides in South Florida

BURN Host Alex Chadwick has been reporting from South Florida, where scientists continue to observe rising sea levels around some of the area’s most valuable property. But that isn’t stopping many developers.

September 9, 2013 more »

To Build The Fastest ‘Green’ Car on Earth

BURN host Alex Chadwick visited Mike Pethel in a garage in Venice, California. A color technologist for the film and TV industry by day, Pethel doubles as a mechanical savant, racecar enthusiast and obsessive inventor on his own time. Pethel has built a high-performance “green” car that goes very fast: two electric motors and five big lithium ion phosphate batteries capable of generating 800 horsepower in the blink of an eye.

January 25, 2013 more »

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December 20, 2012 more »


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September 28, 2012 more »



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September 24, 2012 more »

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September 14, 2012 more »