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March 13, 2012

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

Clownfish

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.

August 25, 2009

 

Dead sea bird in oil contaminated water

Oil Spills , Naturally

It's a big deal when an oil tanker spills its contents into the ocean. And for good reason. But what about oil spills that aren't caused by humans?

August 24, 2009

 

A river dolphin out of water

Rare And Unusual River Dolphins

Contrary to popular belief, some dolphins find habitat in river waters.

August 18, 2009

 

Coal Power Plant

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

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

May 18, 2009

 

Smoke filled air from pollution

Clean Air, Longer Lives

What's so important about having clean air and reducing air pollution? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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