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Long time coming: African-American Civil Rights Organizations embrace Environmentalism

Green Living | Scientific American - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:41pm
When I started blogging 8 years ago, the blogosphere like a lonely place. I hadn’t yet met another Black Science blogger (and I wouldn’t come across another one for 2.5 years), so when I...

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Soot and Smog Put China's Babies at Risk

Green Living | Scientific American - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:00pm
China’s smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country’s dirty air is hurting its infants

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Costs of Climate Change May Prove High for Future

Green Living | Scientific American - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:10am
Our descendants will pay a higher price for greenhouse gas build-up as real costs are updated over time

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Big Leaks Found in Pennsylvania Fracking Wells

Green Living | Scientific American - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:55pm
Methane escapes from natural gas wells even before fracking, according to new direct measurements from flying over in an airplane

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iSeeChange

Green Living | Scientific American - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:06pm
Contribute to a socially networked weather Almanac for communities to collectively journal climate observations, questions and decisions against near-real time climate information

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Controversy over Biofuels and Land Cut from IPCC Summary

Green Living | Scientific American - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:00am
How much does planting biofuels instead of crops lead to the spread of agricultural fields, cutting down yet more forests?

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How to Solve Global Warming: It's the Energy Supply

Green Living | Scientific American - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:31am
Carbon storage has to expand rapidly, or coal burning has to cease, if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change

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What Can Scientists Say about Ethics and Economics of Combating Climate Change?

Green Living | Scientific American - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:50am
Ethics and costs are contentious issues tackled by the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

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Climbing Mount Everest: My Search for Dirty Snow

Green Living | Scientific American - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:03pm
Editor's note: This April, geologist and Ph.D. candidate Ulyana Horodyskyj will be climbing Mount Everest to determine how much soot is settling on snow at the top of mammoth glaciers, which could...

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Health Threat May Keep Incinerators from Turning Trash to Power

Green Living | Scientific American - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:49pm
New incinerators appeal to cities looking to get rid of garbage and produce renewable power. But local leaders find it tough to weigh sparse evidence on health threats against public opposition

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How to Keep the Lights on after a Superstorm

Green Living | Scientific American - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:00am
A planned micro grid in a New Jersey city could be a model for making local communities more resilient to extreme weather

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Is a Footprint the Right Metaphor for Ecological Impact?

Green Living | Scientific American - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:09pm
On the cover of Our Ecological Footprint, published in 1996, a giant foot stomps on the Western hemisphere, carrying the weight of cars, overpasses and skyscrapers.

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Unrestrained Oil and Gas Is the Future, ExxonMobil Argues

Green Living | Scientific American - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:20am
Global warming is a challenge for the largest private oil company, but fossil fuels will remain predominant

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