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      October 1, 2014Sustainability

      Methane Hydrates Could Power the Planet—or Fry It

      Methane hydrates could solve the world's energy challenge—or make global warming worse
      February 1, 2000Sustainability

      Capturing Greenhouse Gases

      Sequestering carbon dioxide underground or in the deep ocean could help alleviate concerns about climate change
      July 1, 1989

      Volcanism at Rifts

      When the earth's rigid shell is rifted, the ductile rock of the mantle wells up and partially melts. Spectacular volcanic outbursts ensue when the mantle is only slightly hotter than normal...
      January 1, 1974

      Energy Policy in the U.S.

      The President's appeal for U.S. energy self-suflciency by 1980 cannot be regarded as realistic. The long-range options that are open to the nation are here considered in a “taxonomic” approach...
      October 1, 1987

      Advanced Computing for Manufacturing

      Supercomputers may assume a major role in industry. They have already greatly influenced the design of such aerodynamically efficient products as airplanes and cars
      November 1, 1985


      They are fault-bounded blocks of crust that accrete to the ancient cores of the continents. The process makes the continents increase in extent and reworks them into what amount to geologic collages...
      July 1, 1979The Sciences

      Books, July 1979

      Technology from 1900 to 1950, Galileo at work, color vision, the warm tuna
      September 1, 1990

      Energy for Buildings and Homes

      New technologies-superwindows, compact fluorescent lights and automated-control systems-combined with other strategies, such as shade trees and light -colored buildings, could reduce building energy bills by half...
      March 1, 1966

      Living under the Sea

      To learn more about the ocean and harvest its resources, men must be able to live and work as free divers on the continental shelf. Several research programs are currently developing this ability...
      November 12, 2008Sustainability

      Kayaking Antarctica with Jon Bowermaster

      How a warming climate leads to freezing penguins, with journalist and author Jon Bowermaster, who has kayaked the world's seas, most recently in Antarctica. And Cynthia Graber takes us on a tour with a new M.I.T...
      January 16, 2013

      The Man Whose Dynasty Changed Ecology

      Bob Paine showed that keystone species can radically reshape their ecosystems, and he fathered an academic family that had done the same for ecology
      October 6, 2014Sustainability

      Leaky Gas Makes for Top 10 U.S. Carbon Polluters

      When it comes to spewing methane, big oil companies and little wildcatters both make the list for biggest contributors to global warming
      August 1, 2010Biology

      How Acidification Threatens Oceans from the Inside Out

      Carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, imperiling the growth and reproduction of species from plankton to squid
      July 11, 2017Conservation

      Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry

      Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat...
      Undersea National Monument Could Be Left High and Dry
      February 1, 1956

      Charles Darwin

      In 1831 this gentle Englishman set forth on his famous voyage in the Beagle. After 28 years he published Origin of Species, which revolutionized man's view of nature and his place in it
      September 1, 1980

      Books, September 1980

      Analytic approaches to coal and other energy sources as alternatives to petroleum and gas
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