Environment

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“An explosive power the size of a Hiroshima bomb – once a week.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Like most Americans, I would love to be able to drive without having to fill up with increasingly expensive gas – costly not only to our wallets, but to the environment and to geopolitics. Why not switch to…

Figure 1. Miniaturized radio transmitters attached to bumblebees. (a) Transmitter attachment on a Bombus terrestris individual kept in a glass tube with opened gauze where the transmitter is fixed with superglue. (b) Nectar collecting individual of Bombus terrestris on Phacelia flower having a transmitter attached. (c) Bombus terrestris individual with attached transmitter, foraging on red…

Hilary Clinton famously said in 1992: I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.

Korycheer Happy Children To mark the one year anniversary of the disastrous BP oil spill, I wanted to share this article that I published last summer. Like many New Jersey families, my children and I spent several sunny, fun-filled days on the Shore last summer, enjoying mini-golf, water parks and beautiful, pristine beaches. The BP…

This map shows a heatmap of 175,000 4.5+ magnitude earthquakes since 1973 based on data from the USGS (United States Geological Survey). And worldwide locations of nuclear power stations using information from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). An alarming number of nuclear power plants are located within active earthquake zones. Will this be a…

Ozone levels over the Arctic as detected by satellite on March 16. Credit: NOAA This is the ozone hole like you’ve never seen it before. Is the ozone hole related to climate change or the “greenhouse effect”? In a word, no.

This article was co-authored with Dr. Rama Hoetzlein, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Media Technology at the Aalborg University at Copenhagen. Dr. Hoetzlein prepared the graphic. With increasing concern about radiation exposure in Japan and beyond, you might wonder: How much radiation am I getting? It depends…

Crowd sourcing is now being used to report, in real time, reliable data of Japan’s radiation levels. According to the developers:

Fukushima’s Organic Produce Hot, Hotter?

Source. Local produce, such as milk and spinach, are beginning to show potentially alarming signs of radiation up to 90 miles away from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plants, according to Japanese officials. Will this be temporary or of long range concern?

Oil Clock A Wake Up Call?