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Map Monday: Economic Importance of Transport

Map Monday: Economic Importance of Transport

Like most people, I am a sucker for a good map. To indulge in this nerdity, I am launching an occasional Map Monday series, beginning with one by Simran Khosla of GlobalPost who used the CIA Factbook to put together an excellent map detailing every country's highest-valued export...

June 9, 2014 — Tali Trigg

Energy: Where does it come from? Where does it go? [Graphic]

Each year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory publishes a powerful graphic of U.S. energy use. In the most recent version, one can see how the ~97 quadrillion british-thermal units (quads) of energy used in the United States can be broken down by uses and sectors...

June 6, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Mmph — a Suggestion for North Carolina Frackers

Mmph — a Suggestion for North Carolina Frackers

MMph. Fnmn, nng, mmmmm, knknknnk. DAYUM, it’s hard talking with tape over your mouth. And now that I’ve ripped the tape off (about the tape more later), I can’t even talk about what I want to talk about...

June 3, 2014 — Scott Huler

Are Parents More Focused On Earth’s Future?

In my article over at The Atlantic, I describe an interesting trend in the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll data. Parents appear to be more likely to express concern about critical environmental issues like climate change and more interested in changing their behavior to be smarter consumers when it comes to purchasing energy [...]..

May 28, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Photo Friday: Beer for Biofuels

Photo Friday: Beer for Biofuels

Algae-based biofuels offer a potential solution to many of the concerns related to corn-based biofuels in the United States, including the food-versus-fuel debate.

May 23, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

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