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  • New Poll Shows Support for Carbon Tax, with Exceptions

    24 July 2014, 9:01 am

    The concept of a national carbon tax is a hard sell for most people these days. According to a recent poll, only 34 percent of U.S. respondents said they would support taxing fossil fuels like oil, gas or natural gas. But support for a carbon tax changes…
  • Climate warming may not drive net losses of soil carbon from tropical forests

    23 July 2014, 1:16 pm

    The planet's soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is far more than that released by burning fossil fuels. This happens through a process called soil respiration. This enormous release of carbon is balanced by…
  • Wind energy not growing in Europe as quickly as expected

    23 July 2014, 12:30 pm

    Europe's installed wind capacity will increase at a slower rate to the end of the decade than previously estimated, due to regulatory uncertainty and weak economic growth, an industry association said on Wednesday (23 July).…
  • Do animal parents stress out like humans?

    23 July 2014, 9:06 am

    As every parent knows, bringing up children can be a draining business. Now researchers have found that banded mongoose parents find it so stressful, they have no energy left to care for the next litter.…
  • Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons loved Cincinnati!

    22 July 2014, 5:47 pm

    Their scruffy beards weren't ironic, but there are reasons mammoths and mastodons could have been the hipsters of the Ice Age.…
  • Size and Age of Plants Impact Their Productivity More Than Climate

    22 July 2014, 1:27 pm

    The size and age of plants have more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers. UA professor Brian Enquist and postdoctoral researcher Sean Michaletz, along with…
  • NASA getting ready to test engines for Space Launch System rocket

    22 July 2014, 8:32 am

    Since the end of the Space Shuttle flights, NASA has been relying on help from Russia to launch men and women into space. The agency has been planning on replacement rockets to take humans into space and now engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to…

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