power plants kill fish

Learn how outdated power plant cooling systems kill billions of fish and other aquatic life every year, and how this senseless destruction can be stopped.

Time for Electricity to Kick Its Water Habit

The overreliance of US electricity generation on water has become an increasingly risky and difficult relationship to maintain in an age of weather extremes. The Union of Concerned Scientists has some ideas on what should be done differently to avoid a potentially grim future.

Power Plants Kill Fish! OK, What Can We Do?

After 40 years of bureaucratic paralysis and continued decimation of the nation's ecosystems and fisheries, hundreds of the power plants - now 40, 50 or 60 years old - still use antiquated, once-through cooling systems. After missing yet another deadline, will the US EPA ever rein in these plants' massive water use? And what can we do in the meantime?

Nuke Rebuke: New Report Shows No Need for Indian Point

For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.

EPA Takes Power Plants to the Mat over Toxic Air Pollutants

Despite the dangers they pose to our health, there are no national limits on the amount of mercury and other toxins released from power plant smokestacks. But now the EPA is proposing to change that and wants to hear from you by August 4th.

Jellyfish to Power Plants: You Suck

Jellyfish are drawing international attention with their recent power plant hijinks, but don’t blame them for causing mayhem. We've opened the door for jellies to spread, thrive and drive us crazy.

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