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Groups Oppose TVA’s Coal Ash Cover Up Plan as Public Comment Period Ends

 

TVA Could Finalize Plan within Days to Permanently Leave Coal Ash Pollution in Place Despite Threats to Drinking Water

Several groups issued a final appeal to TVA to reverse course on a controversial plan to permanently cover up millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits in or adjacent to rivers in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky— a stark contrast to utilities in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia that are moving coal ash away from waterways and into lined storage.

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Understanding Forest Fire History Can Help Keep Forests Healthy

One of the tree ring segments from Tennessee studied by Stambaugh to determine when fires occurred in that area.

New study chronicles forest fires in Oklahoma and Tennessee

For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. However, recent research has shown that forest fires are vital to maintaining healthy forests. While people in the western portions of the U.S. experience forest fires often and know of their value, many people on the eastern side of the U.S. do not know of their importance. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers have studied tree rings throughout Oklahoma and Tennessee to determine the history of fires in those areas. Michael Stambaugh, assistant research professor in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, says understanding this history is important for managing and improving the ecology of forests in the future.

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UT's Davis Elected Fellow of American Society of Engineering Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis has had more than four decades of success at UT since his arrival on campus as a graduate student in 1971.

In recognition of his contributions as a researcher, teacher and leader, he has been awarded one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive: election as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.

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TVA Doubles Down on Coal Ash Cover Up Plan, Despite Growing Public Concern and Model of Other Utilities

 

As other utilities in the region commit to clean up toxic coal ash sites in response to growing public health concerns, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has finalized a plan to simply leave millions of tons of its coal ash in place to continue polluting indefinitely into groundwater and drinking water sources for communities across Tennessee. TVA is accepting comments now through July 9 on its plan to leave its coal ash in leaking, unlined pits at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Paramount Pictures And Participant Media Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ with Al Gore

Participant Media Launches #AIT10, Multi-Platform Campaign to ‘Share Your Truth’ About Climate ChangeParticipant Media Launches #AIT10, Multi-Platform Campaign to ‘Share Your Truth’ About Climate Change

An Inconvenient Truth (AIT), the critically acclaimed documentary film that ignited a global climate change movement, marks its 10thanniversary this year. To commemorate the event, Paramount Home Media Distribution will offer free Digital HD copies on May 24, the day the film was first released in 2006. Leading up to the anniversary, Participant Media is launching #AIT10, a multi-platform campaign recognizing the impact of the film and celebrating individuals like the Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune, actor Ed Begley Jr., and Andrew Youn of the OneAcre Fund who share why they are inspired to act on climate change, and encourage others to “Share Your Truth.”

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