The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch

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The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch

  • Published: Feb 22nd, 2011

Recent human activity is having such a significant environmental impact on the planet that we may be entering a new geologic epoch, known as the Anthropocene.

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

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20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011

A new study highlights 180 regions in the U.S. where sea level rise is likely to have a major impact. Here are photos of the 20 cities with populations over 300,000 which are likely to be affected.

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

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Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin — lifeblood of the Southwest — appears headed for a day of reckoning.

Southwest Drought Predictions

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Southwest Drought Predictions

  • Published: Dec 15th, 2010

Glen MacDonald, of UCLA, talks about the threat of drought in the Southwest and what it means for water supply.

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

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Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

  • Published: Dec 13th, 2010

Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may be helping to drive cold air southward, into the US and Europe, according to recent studies.

Proposed Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Linden, NJ

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Proposed Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Linden, NJ

  • Published: Dec 29th, 2009

The CCS project proposed for Linden, NJ will use a process called gasification to convert coal into hydrogen.