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Whatever happened to peak oil?

The challenge of dealing with declining oil production will define the world we live in.

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Do Species Matter?

An increasing body of scientific work suggests that a diverse world—what biologists call high biodiversity—is a healthier world

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What Ever Happened to Acid Rain?

A cap-and-trade program was put into effect by President George H.W. Bush to curtail SO2 emissions from power plants.

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Forecasting Disasters

Ecologists have a message: focus on variation as a means for forecasting impending disaster.

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A Vibram Sole on Nature

The rapidly growing human population and its global economy are not likely to improve matters for the rest of the biosphere.

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Preparing for a Drought-prone World

Future drought is likely to have major effects on natural landscapes and the plants that inhabit them.

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Groundwater Dynamics

The mean age of groundwater is about 1000 years, which is why it is so difficult to remediate groundwater pollution.

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