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Nature Photographer James Balog Honored

James Balog LEAF award
by Bill Chameides
Apr 16, 2014

The cameraman featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Chasing Ice” has captured a lot more than ice with his lens.

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‘The Great Invisible’ Wins Full Frame’s Best Environmental Film

'The Great Invisible'
by Bill Chameides
Apr 8, 2014

Environmental winner documents the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the ecosystem — the human ecosystem.

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A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Air Pollution
by Bill Chameides
Apr 2, 2014

Air quality benefits can come in baby steps or huge leaps.

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Obama Takes Bold Step to Geoengineer Climate Change

President Obama
by Bill Chameides
Apr 1, 2014

Reason for brutal winter in the United States finally explained.

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The Dark Side of Environmental Art

Birds oiled by Exxon Valdez oil spill
by Bill Chameides
Mar 26, 2014

Do doom-and-gloom pictures of environmental devastation and catastrophe make green converts?

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Coal Ash Ponds: How Power Companies Get a ‘Bypass’ on Regulations Against Pollution

Duke Energy coal ash pond
by Bill Chameides
Mar 24, 2014

Accidental pollution? Sure, s**t happens. But what about intentional pollution?

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In Which I Start to Sing Spring

mute swan
by Bill Chameides
Mar 21, 2014

“Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here,” to quote a favorite song. And with apologies to its composer the season and some of its trappings are the subject of today’s post.

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E-Cigs and Second-Hand Vaping

Vaping with e-cigarettes
by Bill Chameides
Mar 11, 2014

Is it safe to bogart that e-cig or even be in the same room with an e-cig bogarter?

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Climate Chatter: Kerry Statements and the Waffling Winds of Changing Positions

Sen. John McCain embraces his then-Senate colleague, John Kerry, during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state. When it comes to climate change, the two men sometimes embrace the same policy, sometimes not.  (Flickr/glynlowe some rights reserved)
by Bill Chameides
Mar 10, 2014

The U.S. secretary of state has been circling the globe, for the most part laboring to stifle the winds of war but also taking time to get a few sparks going on slowing climate change. The reviews from two of his former colleagues on the Hill have not been all that flattering.

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U.S. Transportation: Driving Down the Same Old (Bumpy) Road or Paving a New Way Forward?

George Washington Bridge
by Bill Chameides
Mar 4, 2014

In the world of unintended consequences, less driving may mean more potholes.

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