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Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

A NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014 when it reached its maximum extent. (NSIDC)
by Bill Chameides
Apr 21, 2014

Arctic sea ice began its annual meltdown March 21.

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Phew. No ‘Material’ Effect Expected From Dan River Coal Ash Spill, Says Company.

Dan River Coal Ash Spill
by Bill Chameides
Apr 18, 2014

Duke Energy's cleanup costs for the Dan River coal ash spill?

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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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