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Teach the Children Well…About Water

Today, all eighth and ninth graders in the public school system here in Decatur, Ga., are partaking in a day-long seminar known as Water Wise. Last night, I attended the preview complete with presentations about water-borne diseases, water conservation, and the intricate interplay between energy use and water...

September 24, 2013 — Robynne Boyd
A Bake Sale for Roads

A Bake Sale for Roads

I’m learning lessons by the bushel basket this fall, on account of I’m getting the chance to officially do something I’ve long done unofficially: beg for the opportunity to pay more taxes...

September 23, 2013 — Scott Huler
Don’t just blame the EPA – coal exports are down, too

Don’t just blame the EPA – coal exports are down, too

It’s important to understand that not all of the bad news for the coal industry is coming by way of the EPA. While the CO2 limits for new coal and gas plants complicates domestic power generation, the global market for U.S...

September 20, 2013 — David Wogan
Photo Friday: Energy on the horizon, A foggy German morning

Photo Friday: Energy on the horizon, A foggy German morning

This photo shows the town of Emmerich, Germany at sunrise. Taken by Denmark’s Dave Heuts in 2009, this landscape shows not only the morning fog, but also a peak at Germany’s energy infrastructure...

September 20, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
On environmentalism and ‘frackademia’

On environmentalism and ‘frackademia’

It’s sad that the biggest takeaway from the UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study on methane emissions from upstream shale gas production has been the involvement of industry...

September 18, 2013 — David Wogan

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Scientific American Health & Medicine