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Wind Power: Must the Choice Be Clean Energy or Wildlife?

Wind Power: Must the Choice Be Clean Energy or Wildlife?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 16, 2015 27

To help meet our growing energy needs, in recent years we have increasingly turned to wind power. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2014, 4.4 percent of the electricity we generated came

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Video: How Whales Help Sequester CO2

Video: How Whales Help Sequester CO2

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 30, 2015 18

We know that the world’s forests—boreal, temperate and tropical—play a large role in sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2)—as long as drought, harvesting, insect damage and wildfires don’t overpower them. But we may have another “champion”

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Linking Climate Change to Personal Health: Game Changer?

Linking Climate Change to Personal Health: Game Changer?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 14, 2015 3

Suppose we meet for a cup of coffee, and in the course of our conversation, I tell you that 2014 was officially the hottest year on record. I mention that over the past 12

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New Climate Study Advises Leaving Fossil Fuels in the Ground. But Will We?

New Climate Study Advises Leaving Fossil Fuels in the Ground. But Will We?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 24, 2015 14

At the most recent United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, more than 190 countries—including the United States—voluntarily agreed to limit carbon emissions in order to keep the world

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Going Vegan: Best Way to Combat Rapid Climate Change?

Going Vegan: Best Way to Combat Rapid Climate Change?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 3, 2015 14

One of my favorite things about writing a regular eco-travel and environmental column is getting to read the comments that come in. Sometimes readers are complimentary, sometimes they are critical and sometimes they challenge

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Climate Change: Political Science vs. Soil Science

Climate Change: Political Science vs. Soil Science

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 20, 2015 21

Americans may finally be getting more concerned about climate change, according to the Pew Research Center. In a brand-new survey about policy priorities that was conducted January 7–11, 2015, the organization found that more of us now

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Cli-Psy: Why We Find It So Hard to Accept Climate Change Facts

Cli-Psy: Why We Find It So Hard to Accept Climate Change Facts

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 23, 2014 17

There’s an old story—which started in the 1970s—still going around about the growing human influence on Earth’s warming climate and the dire consequences that are sure to result from the buildup of heat-trapping carbon

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When Going Green Isn’t Good: Climate Change and the Green Revolution

When Going Green Isn’t Good: Climate Change and the Green Revolution

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 16, 2014 3

Feeding the world’s population in the coming years is going to be a challenge. The United Nations estimates that by 2100, there will be an average of 11 billion people on Earth; that’s 4

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