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September 16, 2014 A smart look at the climate-change debateSource: Washington Post
Science writer Charles C. Mann writes books that take on big topics — examining the history of aspirin and the nature of modern physics, for example...Now, in a long, thoughtful and entertaining article in the September Atlantic...
September 12, 2014 Economy or Environment? We Need Both.Source: Huff Post
The focus of American agriculture has for decades been on maximizing yields rather than the downstream implications. A typical bushel per acre yield nowadays is three or four times that of my grandpa's winning year, made possible...
September 3, 2014 A doomed Earth of science fiction may well become a realitySource: Guardian Environmental Blog
There’s a scene in the newly-restored science fiction classic The Day the Earth Caught Fire (premiered last week in the summer open air cinema at the British Museum) when The Daily Express’s fictional, bull-nosed science...
OregonLive - According to the latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, climate change is happening and will continue to happen in the decades to come. Some extreme weather events have...
August 29, 2014 A new green waveSource: The Economist
BILL MCKIBBEN, an American environmentalist, once dismissed sustainability as “a buzzless buzzword”. That seems about right. A survey of 2,000 companies by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group found...
Source: NY Times
Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, and Robert Socolow of Princeton have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,” a valuable new paper in Environmental Research Letters showing the value of shifting...
August 22, 2014 Updating the rules of international financeSource: Reuters
Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services exceeded what Earth will regenerate this year. Moving a few days earlier on the calendar each year, Earth Overshoot...
August 20, 2014 Why Does Less Meat Mean Less Heat' (Op-Ed)
Live Science - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, global animal agriculture produces vast amounts of crops to feed billions of farm animals long before they are themselves...
August 11, 2014 We can't let agriculture destroy our environmentSource: Des Moines Register
Are we prepared to sit back and leave our quality of life, our natural resources and our health up to the goodwill of Iowa's agricultural producers? I ask because if you've read the news the past few days, you have learned that...
August 6, 2014 From the Daily: What the frack'
Michigan Daily - Since hydraulic fracturing â a complex procedure to extract natural gas from underground shale â began in Michigan about 50 years ago, approximately 12,000 wells have been fractured in the state....
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