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Going Beyond Carbon Dioxide

Published: 
Thu, 12/06/2012 (All day)
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Energy

WE all know (or should know) by now that the carbon dioxide we produce when we burn fossil fuels and cut down forests is the planet’s single largest contributor to global warming. It persists in the atmosphere for centuries. Reducing these emissions by as much as half by 2050 is essential to avoid disastrous consequences by the end of this century, and we must begin immediately.

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Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish — and humans

Published: 
Sat, 10/06/2012 (All day)
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Water

Peering into the microscope, Alan Barton thought the baby oysters looked normal, except for one thing: They were dead.

Slide after slide, the results were the same. The entire batch of 100 million larvae at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery had perished.