Fossil-fuel pollution has been offsetting global warming to the tune of about 30 percent per year. Cleaning up that pollution, a must, threatens to accelerate warming unless humanity changes its fuel-use strategy.
Found in: Climate Change, Earth Science, Environment, Matter & Energy and Science & Society
“New Orleans, at the end of the century, will be an island” — literally, predicts Bruce Babbitt. Whether or not you believe his assessment, he makes a good case for considering the implications of climate change when planning federal projects.
Found in: Climate Change, Earth Science, Environment and Science & Society
A shortfall in rice production has been developing well under the radar screen of agricultural economists and growers. The bad news: It promises to get much worse, and fairly soon.
Found in: Agriculture, Environment, Nutrition and Science & Society
Rather than wowing its visitors this summer with world-class air pollution, China wants to impress them with its clean, green Olympics.
Found in: Climate Change, Environment and Science & Society
Researchers with the Brookings Institution have just published a blueprint for tackling what they perceive as a brewing innovation crisis. They propose that Uncle Sam create a federal agency to focus squarely on helping home-grown companies increase their innovation, productivity and profitability.
Found in: Science & Society and Technology
A new study finds that being environmentally conscious is no guarantee you’ll put your home where you mouth is.
Found in: Ecology, Environment and Science & Society
After mothballing five libraries as a purported cost-cutting gesture, the agency is now responding to congressional prodding and unboxing its books.
Found in: Environment and Science & Society
Medicinal Chocolate . . . Part 1
My husband has a saying: “If it’s not chocolate, it’s not dessert.” It’s a sentiment shared by all members of our household (even, unfortunately, our dog, for whom chocolate is toxic). And the darkest chocolate, my daughter notes, is the best, by which she means the yummiest.
Health groups have begun lauding dark chocolate as well—but in their case, for its putative health benefits. Just Monday, for instance, the National Foundation for Cancer Research issued a press release stating that “the darker the chocolate, the better it is for you. Dark ...
Here's a novel health food I learned about this morning--one that could be free for the gleaning right outside your front door (especially if you live in China). Warning: You have to be quick or it will get away.
Found in: Body & Brain, Chemistry, Environment and Science & Society
China appears to be the world leader in carbon-dioxide emissions, but we may be partly to blame.
Found in: Environment