Blog Posts (3)
October 10, 2013
by Craig Klugman, PhD.
It’s week 2 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. In fact, some people are saying this is a good thing because it achieves their aim of shrinking government.…
May 14, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
On May 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography independently reported measurements of mean concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of nearly 400 parts per million (it was actually 399.89 ppm). For the last 800,000 years, the Earth has not broken 300ppm.…
April 19, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
A recent study led by a University of Washington research team has found that air pollution is among the top five threats to the health of people living in China. According to the World Health Organization, Mongolia has the highest level of outdoor pollution internationally, a value which correlates with three times the amount of pollution found in China and approximately fifteen times the amount in the United States. It is not by luck however, that U.S.…
March 3, 2014 4:04 pm
Researchers revived a virus dormant in a 30,000-year-old ice core. They warn that oil and gas development in far northern latitudes, such as the one shown here, near Salym, Russia, could disturb microbes harmful to humans.
February 19, 2014 2:23 pm
The leaf uses sunlight to break water down into hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen can be used to propel spacecraft, and is a potential fuel source for combustion engines and other vehicles.
January 31, 2014 3:47 pm
The craving for cocaine in the United States is carving apart rainforests in Central America as narco-traffickers seek new routes to ship their drugs and expand cattle ranches to launder their profits, according to a new study.
January 17, 2014 2:25 pm
In his declaration, the governor called for voluntary “20% conservation of our water use” statewide.
December 18, 2013 7:11 pm
One country has already declared it a national emergency and alarm bells are ringing for banana lovers.
November 15, 2013 1:47 pm
Researchers primarily from the University of Maryland, along with Google, have created a new tool to help scientists monitor forest disturbance.
October 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?
September 30, 2013 3:32 pm
Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe “sell-by” and “best-before” dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.
September 12, 2013 5:46 pm
Melting polar glaciers could raise sea levels by almost three feet by the end of the century.
September 12, 2013 4:47 pm
The Chinese government announced a plan to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on coal burning and taking old vehicles off the roads.
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