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May 21, 2012

 

Trees used for lumber retain much more carbon than those used for cooking or paper production.

When A Tree Falls In The Woods

When it comes to carbon emissions, not all felled trees are created equal.

January 6, 2012

 

The whales are trying to talk... turn down the volume!

Noise Pollution Is Affecting Whales

If a noisy neighbor is blasting music, drowning out your conversations and interrupting your sleep, you can call the police. But what is a whale to do?

December 8, 2011

 

Each one of these little guys...

Why the Penguins And Polar Bears Don’t Like Your Lights

No extra coal for the fire, no lights: maybe old Ebenezer Scrooge had it right -- environmentally speaking, at least.

October 19, 2011

 

Global Warming: Is It Happening?

Global warming is a topic of political debate and scientific study these days. Is it happening? Scientists say the evidence is pointing in that direction.

October 3, 2011

 

What Is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Fish have been eating plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This has scientists concerned about long term effects on the environment.

September 2, 2011

 

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.

June 15, 2011

 

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?

May 5, 2011

 

Earth’s Climate In The Year 3000

The future does not look so bright. What can be done to help stop global climate change?

April 18, 2011

 

Earth Day is a time to evaluate your energy choices.

20 Easy Ways To Conserve & Save The Environment

Check out our 20 tips to conserve! What tips would you add to the list?

April 13, 2011

 

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting

Greenland's ice sheet is worrying scientists. It's melting.

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