British scientists have identified one of the world’s great emitters of greenhouse gases, a silent agency which buys as much fuel as Portugal or Peru and emits more carbon dioxide than all of Romania: the US military. Ironically, this agency is acutely aware that the climate emergency makes the world more dangerous, increasing the risk of conflict around the planet. And simply because it is conscious of this risk, it is ever more likely to burn ever-increasing levels of fossil fuels. The US military machine, with a global supply chain and massive logistical apparatus designed to confront perceived threats in war zones around the world, if it were a nation state, would be 47th in the global league tables for greenhouse gas emissions from fuel usage alone.
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More New Mexico elected officials came out against a proposed project to build a facility intended to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel near the border of Eddy and Lea counties in the southeast region of the state. Holtec International applied for a license with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build the facility that would hold up to 120,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel rods on a 1,000-acre property owned by the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance.
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