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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

All this argues for the electric utility companies to spend far less money planning natural-gas and nuclear-fired power plants and far more on wind mills and improvements to the grid

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Phosphorus in Lake Erie

If we are to ensure high quality water, significant effort must be put to managing sources of nitrogen and phosphorus in runoff that reaches the Great Lakes

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What’s New Down on the Farm

Agriculture activities are a significant contributor to human emissions of greenhouse gases. When new fields are opened for farming, cultivation often results in the loss of 40 to 60% of the organic matter from soils, lowering their fertility and releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.  Among other greenhouse gases, the largest human emissions of methane stem from grazing cattle and the cultivation of rice. Similarly the largest human emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) are associated with the microbial processing of nitrogen fertilizers and manure applied to agricultural soils. We ask agriculture to feed a global population of more than 7 […]

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Embodied Energy

Overall, embodied energy represents about a third of the energy used in modern society. 

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Waters of the United States

For the purposes of maintaining water quality in the Hudson River, it shouldn’t matter if I dump my sewage or industrial waste into a small tributary or directly into the River.

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Ammonia

Ammonia is unregulated, yet it is the cause of poor health and early death in rural agricultural communities.

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Pro-choice

Those who oppose legalized abortion should be vocal advocates of contraception and contraceptive education.

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