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Foresting from the Ground Up: Connecticut landowners find their niche in forestry

Foresting from the Ground Up: Connecticut landowners find their niche in forestry

🕔08:51, 22.Feb 2016

Almost 60 percent of Connecticut is covered in woodland, largely owned by individual landowners. Guy Estell, a resident of Connecticut’s so-called “Quiet Corner,” reflects on past, present, and future engagement with issues of forest management and environmental sustainability.

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Paper vs. Plastic: The science behind the national shopping controversy

Paper vs. Plastic: The science behind the national shopping controversy

🕔23:26, 8.May 2015

While the country debates which kind of bag is safest for the environment — paper, or plastic — a more holistic and quantitative technique can help inform policy decisions.

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Patterns in Monsoons: Climate Change or Human Error?

Patterns in Monsoons: Climate Change or Human Error?

🕔20:21, 29.Mar 2015

A historical record of monsoon depressions shows that a certain type of monsoon storm is on the decline. Yale postdoctorate fellow Naftali Cohen explores this claim with professor William Boos, providing new insight and revising our understanding of how our climate works.

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Mythbusters: Do Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer?

Mythbusters: Do Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer?

🕔21:17, 1.Jul 2014

The media has been quick to cause uproar over a potential relationship between cellphone radiation and certain types of cancer, but the scientific community has yet to reach a consensus on this issue. The claim that cellphones definitely increase one’s chance of a cancer diagnosis is undoubtedly a myth.

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Death by Lightning: To Some Countries, More Than Just a Shock

Death by Lightning: To Some Countries, More Than Just a Shock

🕔21:09, 25.Apr 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa: lightning strikes a 9-year-old brother and his sister who had gone out to play. The boy dies in transit to the hospital; the toddler girl is blinded. The same storm destroyed six houses and damaged another 36.

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