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Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change

Extreme weather events like Hurricane Irene illustrate the costs of man’s impact on the earth. The planet has been getting warmer since the dawn of the industrial age and for every one degree rise in temperature, moisture rises by 7 percent. Scientists predict that warmer temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Or to put it another way, global warming […]Read More

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Risks of Continued Oil

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused there, deepwater oil drilling is just one of many risky methods of energy extraction that industry is pursuing. Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the effects of […]Read More

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EarthTalk: Will Hybrid Plug-ins Lead to Greater Reliance on Coal?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? – Graham […]Read More