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May 28, 2012

 

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Toxic Tar Balls And The Chumash People

Did toxic tar balls cause the health problems associated with the Chumash people?

June 15, 2011

 

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What Are The Hidden Costs Of Coal?

An A Moment of Science listener wrote to us: I keep hearing about the hidden costs of fossil fuels like coal. What exactly does it mean? What are hidden costs?

April 29, 2011

 

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Coal May Have Contributed To Mass Extinction

Canadian researchers have found evidence that coal may have contributed to the disaster that killed off the dinosaurs.

March 17, 2010

 

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Can We Turn Grass Into Ethanol Fuel?

You've heard of corn as an alternative fuel but have you heard about Miscanthus?

October 8, 2009

 

A Diamond Ring

Why Diamonds Really Are Forever

Nothing will scratch or damage a diamond, while a diamond can scratch any other material on Earth. So what makes them so tough?

August 18, 2009

 

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Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

January 16, 2004

 

Acid Rain

Learn about all the chemicals found in rainwater, on this Moment of Science.

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