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August 10, 2015



Coral Reefs   

Human activity is causing grave damage to the ocean's coral reefs.

May 18, 2015


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Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

February 5, 2015


3 women in life vests sit at dinner table on the shore

Adapting to Climate Change

Can we just roll with the punches? Adapting to climate change isn't that simple.

January 22, 2015


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Nuclear Waste-Eating Bacteria

"Extremophile" bacteria might be able to clean up toxic nuclear waste sites.

March 13, 2012



What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal is a green power source and doesn't add carbon to the atmosphere the way fossil fuels do.

February 17, 2012


mushroom pine needles

Plastic-Eating Fungus?

A discovery by students at Yale University might one day mean we can throw plastic into the compost pile.

January 26, 2012


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Why The Sky Is Not Blue

This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.

September 2, 2011


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Air Pollution Is Not A New Problem

Research has indicated that wide-spread industrial air pollution goes at least as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans.

March 24, 2011


clam sunbathing

Clams Are Great Pollution Detectors

Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?

July 7, 2010



CO2 Binges During Larva State Befuddle Fish

A study published this week shows that fish larvae exposed to elevated levels of CO2 in their larvae state are heedless to the scent of proximate predators.

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