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As Lovely as a Synthetic Tree? Geoengineering Might Capture Much of Our C02

It is a rare bit of news that offers a positive development on the global warming front. And an even rarer article that can explain carbon dioxide capture in layperson's terms. The NYT Green Inc. blog talked with Columbia geophysicist Klaus Lackner about just what these synthetic trees are, anywa...

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Tags: Carbon, Climate, Ecosystem, Global warming, Science, Technology, Trees
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Become a Citizen Scientist: Join the Firefly Watch

Last night I was walking in my neighborhood in the cool evening, just as the air was thickening with darkness and the greenery was shifting towards black. Then I saw what for me is summer incarnate. I saw a firefly. Whether living in the mountains, where the lightning bugs descended in droves eve...

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Tags: Activity, Children, Green, Insect, Kids, Outdoors, Outside, Poetry, Science, Wildlife
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Escape From High Fructose Corn Syrup Mountain

This weekend, I went on a trip to the mountains to enjoy the last of the snow. I don’t have a problem keeping high fructose and other corn syrup out of my diet at home; I can stick to my resolution. No big deal, right? Boy, was I wrong! I got in the car and someone handed me some chewy licorice ...

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Tags: Calories, Cater to the earth, Corn, Corn syrup, Cornfree, Diet, Food, Food resolutions, Science
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Europeans Have Their Own Climate Change Skeptics

Apparently not all Europeans are snooping into each other's garbage looking for recycling infractions. Some, like Czech president Vaclav Klaus don't believe in global warming, and even worse, like to take out their frustrations on everyone's favorite target, Al Gore. I don’t think that there is ...

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Tags: Climate change skeptic, European union, Global warming, Science
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