Geoengineering: Neither Geo, Nor Engineering?

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New National Research Council reports put forward ‘climate intervention,’ as the term du jour, for a climate change strategy few hope will get off the drawing board. But the new term may have its own unintended consequences.

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A Solar Trash Can?

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Solar-powered waste bins are compacting trash, saving money, and reducing carbon pollution.

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From Trash to Energy Treasure

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Oberlin, Ohio, uses landfill gas to provide more than half of its base energy.

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Nuisance Flooding … In More Cities

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Coastal cities will have more frequent nuisance flooding, even under blue skies.

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A New Supergrid Linchpin

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Cleaner and more reliable electricity likely benefits from a planned energy hub in New Mexico.

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Top Lessons to be Learned from Warming ‘Hiatus’

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For the scientific community, for science communicators, for the public — and clearly for policy makers — there are important lessons to be gleaned from the ongoing slowdown (aka ‘hiatus’) in the warming of the planet’s atmosphere. Here are some key lessons.

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Earth’s Greenhouse Effect

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Human activities are intensifying the Earth’s natural greenhouse effect.

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