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On November 10, 2015 By Edmund Semmes November 10, 2015
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2015 By Megan McLean January 21, 2015
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.Continue Reading →
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 →
On June 24, 2010 By Jeremy Francis July 22, 2010
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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