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EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations

EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations

One of the big takeaway from the big UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) methane leakage study released today is emissions rates are actually lower in some parts of the production process than initially thought...

September 16, 2013 — David Wogan

Energy in the 2015 State of the Union

Tonight President Obama will address a joint session of Congress for the 2015 State of the Union. In 2009, his speech described that renewable energy would "transform our economy, protect our security and save our planet from the ravages of climate change.” By 2014, he highlighted natural gas as as "the bridge fuel that can [...]..

January 20, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

The Unstoppable Extinction And Fermi’s Paradox

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the evidence that we are currently within a period of mass extinction, the kind of event that will show up in the fossil record a few million years from now as a clear discontinuity, a radical change in the diversity of life on the planet...

March 20, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
Lion Tamarins versus Climate Change

Lion Tamarins versus Climate Change

Ecologically speaking, humans maintain a pretty broad niche. We can adapt to live just about anywhere. Most other species aren’t that lucky.

February 10, 2014 — John R. Platt
How One Little Molecule Influences Earth’s Climate

How One Little Molecule Influences Earth’s Climate

A seemingly humdrum little molecule has found itself responsible for not just one but two positive feedback loops, one moderating climate and the other gathering animals across the food web...

August 30, 2013 — Hannah Waters
Well hello there.

Well hello there.

My name is Sheril. I’m new here, although I’ve been bouncing around the science blogosphere since 2006. Today I’m delighted to be joining the terrific energy team at Scientific American’s Plugged In!...

August 19, 2013 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Indian Railways and Military Go Solar

There's been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets involved, the ante is upped...

April 15, 2015 — Tali Trigg

This Island Earth

One planet, modified by life, racing into the future. Our species should gear up

April 25, 2018 — Caleb A. Scharf

Bacterial Balancing Act

Bacterial Balancing Act

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