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January 8, 2018 Climate & Energy
Solar Panels harnessing the power of the sun in Nebraska. (Photo: American Public Power Association / Unsplash)

Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Solar Energy

By: W. Douglas Smith

The global energy economy is rapidly transitioning to sustainable energy and those that stand still will soon be left behind. Too much information about the cost of transitioning to a renewable...

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January 3, 2018 Opinion
Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA in February 2017. (Photo: Lorie Shaull / Flickr)

And I Thought the EPA Was There to Protect Me...

By: Peter Banner

I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend, investigative reporter Marcus Stern. Thanks to his recently published article on Weather.com, I believe I finally have the necessary insight into...

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December 20, 2017 Environment

Biodiversity in the Greater Mekong Region

By: Denise Adaoyibo Onwumere

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According to the WWF,  115 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region.  These include Three mammals, eleven amphibians, two fish, eleven reptiles and eighty-eight plants were...

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December 12, 2017 Lifestyle
The author, Peter Wohlleben, hanging out with some goats.

Review: 'The Inner Life of Animals' Tells of Beauty, Hints at Magic

By: Daniela Ginta

There are some paradoxical occurrences in today’s world. We are witnessing an unprecedented level of animal anthropomorphizing – of pets and wild animals alike, which is often unhelpful in understanding...

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November 14, 2017 Opinion
The 2018 Women's March on Washington. (Photo: Molly Adams / Flickr)

It's About Damn Time

By: W. Douglas Smith

Men may take credit for conquering the frontier but women make it livable.  We are now zealously engaged in a new frontier of discovery in technology, economic entrepreneurialism, globalism and...

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November 8, 2017 Environment

DAnCiNG like a CRANE

By: Michael Buckley

November 11 is Crane Festival Day at Gangtey Monastery in eastern Bhutan. The main performers are school kids who enact a special crane dance: this is hands-on environmental education. The Bhutanese...

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November 6, 2017 Environment

America's National Park System: 'The Best Idea We Ever Had'

By: Peter Banner

To quote Wallace Earle Stegner, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at...

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November 2, 2017 Climate & Energy
Photo: Alejandro Melendez Gonzalez

Using Solar Energy to Bring Power, Clean Water to Puerto Rico

By: Empowered by Light

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the surrounding region, the media reported that 90 percent of people on the island were still without power and over half...

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October 26, 2017 Wildlife
Insect populations are declining, dramatically. (Photo: Mona Eendra / Unsplash)

Where Are the Bugs?

By: W. Douglas Smith

In the 1960s, entomologists began to suspect that a decline in some insect species might indicate a trend.  At the time there were no longterm studies to establish if that...

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