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Climate Change Could Drain Great Lakes
Thursday, January 29 2009
Nation
Discovery article about the history of the Great Lakes. Recent research has shown that in the past, despite recent consistency, the Great Lakes have experienced changes in rainfall that resulted in a 20 foot drop in level, making connections between the lakes impassable.
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Why Global Warming Portends a Food Crisis
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Global
Article from Time Magazine about the potential food crisis we face if climate change continues as expected. According to the article, there is a 90% chance that the average temperature in the growing system by 2100 will be hotter than our hottest days currently, causing severe damage to crops.
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A New Kind of Science
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Home and Lifestyle
Researchers in every field of "Big Science" are more and more frequently turning to a legion of "citizen scientists"--average people, interested in science, who commit to gathering mountains of detailed data to assist in the process of answering big, long-term science questions.
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Heat may spark world food crisis
Friday, January 09 2009
Global
Half the world's population could face a climate-induced food crisis by 2100, a new report by US scientists warns. This article describes the problems climate change poses for our staple food crops and debunks the myth that we can just move crops north as the world warms.
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The Net-Zero Gas Tax
Sunday, January 04 2009
Nation
Columnist Charles Krauthammer writes about the once-in-a-generation opportunity we have to significantly increase the gas tax and correspondingly cut the payroll tax to lower demand for petroleum without costing consumers anything and without increasing or decreasing the size of the government.
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As More Eat Meat, a Bid to Cut Emissions
Saturday, January 03 2009
Nation
Environmentally conscious farmers are looking to capture and use greenhouse gases produced by the animals in order to reduce the overall impact of eating meat.
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In Obama's Team, Two Camps on Climate
Saturday, January 03 2009
Nation
Barack Obama faces conflicting views among his top advisers on the balance between the environment and the economy.
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MSU receives $66.9 million carbon sequestration
Monday, December 29 2008
Nation
The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday awarded a $66.9 million, eight-year grant to a research partnership headed by Montana State University to test new methods of using coal and other fossil fuels without contributing to global climate change.
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