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Energy Secretary Talks Climate Challenge

A brief portion of the December 9 conversation during the climate talks in France between Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Scientific American’s David Biello 

December 14, 2015 — David Biello and Steve Mirsky

Urban Food Foraging Looks Fruitful

Fruits growing wild in urban areas were found to be healthful and to contain lower levels of lead than what's considered safe in drinking water  

November 18, 2015 — Cynthia Graber

Road Runoff a No-No for Coho

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that coho salmon near U.S. Northwest cities are being killed by chemical runoff from roads and parking lots that reach streams  

October 26, 2015 — Julia Rosen

Cheap Goods from China Have a High Carbon Cost

Because China relies on coal for much of its power, goods produced there can have a dirtier carbon footprint than those produced elsewhere. Christopher Intagliata reports

October 2, 2015

Better Road Signs Could Save Bicycle Riders

Signs that say "Share the Road" with bicycles may have far less influence over motor vehicle driver behavior than would signs saying "Bicycles May Use Full Lane."  

September 4, 2015 — Karen Hopkin

Fish Slime Inspires New Eco-Sunscreen Ingredient

Researchers have developed a new ecofriendly sunscreen molecule that protects against both UV-A and UV-B rays, and could also be used to create more durable paints and plastics. Christopher Intagliata reports

August 7, 2015
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