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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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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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Starting to Suss Out Connections Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

by Bill Chameides
Sep 10, 2013

Scientists start to meet a “grand challenge” and none too soon.

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On U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and cognitive dissonance

Burning less coal but exporting more simply shifts what would be our greenhouse gas emissions to someone else. (Photograph of coal plant in China by ishmatt/Flickr)
by Bill Chameides
Nov 14, 2012

United States predicted to be world’s leading oil producer. Warning: Claiming lower carbon emissions while exporting fossil fuels can lead to cognitive dissonance.

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Not a hoax: climate change shows up in a presidential acceptance speech

by Bill Chameides
Sep 7, 2012

The presidential candidates outed on the issue of climate change.

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Obama’s energy plan by the numbers

by Bill Chameides
Sep 5, 2012

How do Obama’s words on energy compare to Team Romney’s?

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The Romney-Ryan energy plan by the numbers

by Bill Chameides
Aug 29, 2012

Oil, gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, efficiency. Which are the Republican hopefuls’ priorities? This week, it’s convention time for the […]

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Summer Catch-Up on the Environment

by Bill Chameides
Aug 22, 2012

Here’s some of the environmental news that was in play while I was away.

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Extreme weather: here, there, everywhere

by Bill Chameides
Jul 10, 2012

Extreme weather around the globe. A weird statistical fluke or the “new normal”?

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CO2 Emissions for 2011

by Bill Chameides
May 30, 2012

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency.

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