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Stories by David Biello

Is Recycling Worth the Effort?

The value of recycling depends on the material in question and whether all hidden costs and benefits go into the analysis. David Biello reports

 

January 28, 2015 — David Biello

Oil Spill Sullies World Heritage Site

The Sundarbans, part of the world's largest mangrove forest and stretching across India and Bangladesh, have been tarnished by a 350,000-liter oil spill. David Biello reports

 

December 22, 2014 — David Biello

Fracking Banned in New York

Fracking, as it looks across the New York State border, in Pennsylvania. Fracking has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique— which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas trapped inside—citing the need for further study of health and [...]

December 17, 2014 — David Biello

Cities to the Rescue

As nations dither on meaningful steps to combat climate change, localities are stepping in with their own measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

December 1, 2014 — David Biello

Can China Cut Coal?

On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country’s air.

November 25, 2014 — David Biello

Acid Maps Reveal Worst of Climate Change

Much of the change in climate change is happening to the ocean. It’s not just the extra heat hiding within the waves. The seven seas also absorb a big share of the carbon dioxide released by burning the fossilized sunshine known as coal, natural gas and oil.

November 20, 2014 — David Biello