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Google Mapping Global Temperatures

On February 18, 2014 By Emma Stephens

In a winter where “polar vortex” has become a part of everyday vocabulary and debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has encouraged discussion of climate change, the University of East Anglia’s Climactic Research Unit has shared a data set on Google Maps (it can also be viewed on Google Earth) that Continue Reading

San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]

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EPA Investigates Amish Manure

On June 15, 2010 By Rachel Purcell

As a teenager, my youth choir toured across the United States each summer during the first few weeks of June. One summer, we stopped in Intercourse, PA (much to the delight of the middle school boys in our group) for a glimpse of the Amish way of life. Based on this experience with [...]

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Erin Brockovich 2: Justice in the Valley

On January 11, 2009 By JETLaw

Three days before Christmas, coal-ash retention pond located in East Tennessee collapsed, spilling millions of gallons of toxic sludge onto 300 acres of land covering local homes and businesses in the area, as well as the nearby Emory River. The pond was maintained by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as [...]

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