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Environment and Oceans Articles

September 6, 2012

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The Religiosity of the Fracking Debate

The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has a religious aura to it, despite each side claiming to have science on its side. Adam Briggle discusses the politics of fracking, and the perils of values debates that masquerade as science issues.

August 29, 2012

CLIMATE SCIENCE

In Fear Of Firebugs

Amidst one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in the western U.S., climate change is making tree-killing pine beetles more vigorous, leading to drier forests and the potential for worse fires.

August 28, 2012

ENERGY INNOVATION

The Networked Energy Web

The U.S. stands at the cusp of a transformation that will connect the ongoing innovations in information technology with the emergence of intelligent, efficient, secure, and cleaner energy networks. We present a framework for understanding and accelerating this transformation.

August 8, 2012

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate 2.0: What Is Expected Of Business Now?

If we cannot solve climate change through global cooperation among national governments, perhaps the private sector is where the solution lies. Ryan Schuchard asked 14 thought leaders about what businesses are doing to reduce carbon. Here is what they said.

February 29, 2012

CLIMATE SCIENCE

A Call For Supporting Michael Mann

“Although not initially of his own choosing, Michael Mann has been the most important, resilient, and outspoken warrior in the climate battle–responding to threats and persecution with courage and resolve every step of the way.”

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