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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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Resolving the Greenhouse Effect with Microbeads

Resolving the Greenhouse Effect with Microbeads

🕔21:01, 8.May 2015

A new micro-technology combats a macro-problem — global warming, as fueled by astonishing rates of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Television Review: Earth: A New Wild

Television Review: Earth: A New Wild

🕔20:26, 8.May 2015

A new documentary series from National Geographic and Passion Planet attempts to inspire a deeper affinity between viewers and wildlife, but is beset by contrived drama.

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Where Did the Missing BP Oil Go?

Where Did the Missing BP Oil Go?

🕔18:50, 8.May 2015

In 2010, a government release reported that one third of the oil dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in the famous BP spill was unaccounted for. Where do we look for these missing gallons?

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Exploring Pollution at its Core: Ice reveals pre-industrial atmospheric pollution in South America

Exploring Pollution at its Core: Ice reveals pre-industrial atmospheric pollution in South America

🕔18:23, 8.May 2015

A team of researchers from Yale, Ohio State University, and the University of Copenhagen examined a Peruvian ice core for toxic trace metals, which indicate atmospheric conditions across many years. The scientists found, surprisingly, that Spanish colonial mining in South America caused significant atmospheric pollution prior to the Industrial Revolution.

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Bringing the Classroom to the Field: Environmental engineering class travels to Nicaragua

Bringing the Classroom to the Field: Environmental engineering class travels to Nicaragua

🕔17:52, 8.May 2015

In a trip to Nicaragua over spring break, professor Jaehong Kim and his ENVE 140 class applied environmental engineering technologies to water and air quality testing in the field.

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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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Documentary Review: GMO OMG lacks sufficient science

Documentary Review: GMO OMG lacks sufficient science

🕔19:37, 29.Mar 2015

A documentary on GMOs fails to provide a sufficient scientific explanation of the pertaining issues.

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Rising to the Surface: Land-use and the return of ancient carbon

Rising to the Surface: Land-use and the return of ancient carbon

🕔23:05, 5.Mar 2015

New research by F&ES graduates indicates that human land-use and soil disturbance are releasing significant quantities of ancient carbon from soils into aquatic systems. Some of this long-sequestered carbon enters the atmosphere and contributes to carbon dioxide accumulation.

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Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

🕔01:22, 20.Jan 2015

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather
In spite of recent efforts made by government-initiated programs and millions of dollars allocated to meteorological research, weather prediction remains an inexact science.

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