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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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Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

Food Waste
by Bill Chameides
Feb 28, 2014

The amount of food we waste is enough to make you sick … many times over.

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Stonemasonry: Environmental Art as Struggle to Perfect the Imperfect

Thea Alvin's Triple Flip, Vermont, 2004
by Bill Chameides
Feb 27, 2014

Stonemasonry is a craft nearly as old as civilization itself. But is it art?

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Climate Change Chatter: SCOTUS and ‘Tailoring Rule’ Edition

Dave Johnston Coal-Fired Power Plant
by Bill Chameides
Feb 24, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.

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A Little Tar on Obama’s ‘All of the Above’ Energy Strategy?

Oil sands mine
by Bill Chameides
Feb 21, 2014

Have you heard the one about the United States producing oil from tar sands? Some joke, huh?

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Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Dan River
by Bill Chameides
Feb 19, 2014

Yes, failing … just like the coal ash ponds along the Dan River.

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E.O. Wilson: Preserving Biodiversity Is an Ethical Imperative

“Biodiversity is the totality of all inherited variation in the life forms of Earth, of which we are one species. We study and save it to our great benefit. We ignore and degrade it to our great peril.” —E.O. Wilson (Duke Photography)
by Bill Chameides
Feb 17, 2014

The famed scientist is at Duke this spring, kicking off a scientific partnership between the Nicholas School and the biodiversity foundation that bears his name. His advice to young folks: “Be an ‘ologist.’”

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Bob Dylan’s Times, They Have a-Changed

Dylan's Chrysler Ad
by Bill Chameides
Feb 11, 2014

Hey, Mr. Dylan, “something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is.” Cars with "zoom,” “roar” and “thrust" are so passé.

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Waxing Environmental on Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman
by Bill Chameides
Feb 6, 2014

After 39 years representing the great state of California in the U.S House of Representatives, Democratic Representative Henry Waxman is calling it quits.

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Obama’s Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and ‘No’

President Obama delivers his State of the Union, 2014
by Bill Chameides
Feb 5, 2014

The Obama administration gave environmentalists little to cheer about last week, but the game is hardly over.

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