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Leaders from over 190 nations will convene next month in Paris in hopes of negotiating an agreement to mitigate climate change. Unfortunately, last week, China released information that will only complicate the already daunting negotiations process. Since 2000, China has emitted almost a billion tons of carbon more per year than previously reported. The […]

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Das Auto – Volkswagon Das Cheats the EPA

On October 6, 2015 By

Since the Volkswagen (“VW”) scandal surfaced, the company’s stock has plummeted, trading down over 40% from its earlier 52-week high.  The world’s largest automaker is in serious trouble after the group was found to have cheated the United States pollution testing on over 500,000 diesel vehicles. Instead of using technology for good, this is […]

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National Marine Fisheries Service Enters the Electronic Age

On January 21, 2015 By

Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a plan for electric monitoring and reporting in its Southeast fisheries, marking a significant step towards regulatory agencies embracing technology to better protect and manage the environment. The plan’s goal is to provide more timely, accurate, and comprehensive data for fisheries management and science.

Successful […]

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Google Mapping Global Temperatures

On February 18, 2014 By

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

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

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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