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When it comes to detergents, what’s the least irresponsible choice?

Looking for some new ways to green your home?  Starting this week, the New York Times will be publishing a weekly column called “The Green Home,” which will focus on different techniques to make your home more green. This week, the focus is on environmentally friendly laundry and dish washer detergents.  The article features an

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In debate on climate change, exaggeration is a common pitfall

Effective communication of information on global climate change, especially the science behind it, can be quite complicated given the biases that exist on both sides of the debate.  The article from the New York Times analyzes how exaggerations of the facts on climate change can influence public opinion of the issue. On one side, those

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Climate fears are driving ‘ecomigration’ across globe

Published on February 24, 2009 by in Impacts

Moving away from one’s home (by necessity or choice) in response to an environmental factor is often termed “ecomigration.”  With the number of environmental disasters predicted increase in coming decades due to climate change, the number of ecomigrants has grown “a good deal higher” than the 25 million from the 1990s.  Whether it is the

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Wind of change

This article from the Economist offers a detailed look inside wind energy. A technology that actually dates back to over 2,000 years ago, wind has been used for electricity since the 19th century with the use of windmills. While the technology has become much more sophisticated, especially in the last 30 years, the basic principles

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NASA satellite crashes minutes after launch

A follow up to the post from yesterday:  The rocket carrying the satellite intended to monitor carbon dioxide has crashed into the ocean near Antarctica.  Here is the full article about this disappointing event, which is a set back to scientists trying to learn more about the causes of global climate change.

 
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