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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 3rd, 2017

As long as the Clean Power Plan is still in place, electric utilities are looking for ways to clean up their carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere and prevent global...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 26th, 2017

Rising human population, wealth, and consumption of meat and animal products as food are likely to require that 1.5 to 2.7 million square miles (4 to 7 million km2) of...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 19th, 2017

“Lord what fools these mortals be”

Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, 1595

For the moment, I sit on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 12th, 2017

The Earth functions like a giant still.  Water evaporates from the equatorial regions and moves through the atmosphere, north and south. At least 80 percent of the excess heat received...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 5th, 2017

The reported harvest of fish from the sea amounts to over 90 million tons (fresh weight) each year. Another 50 million tons/year of seafood is produced in aquaculture. This is...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Aug 30th, 2017

Sea ice covers the surface of the Arctic Ocean.  It forms by the seasonal freezing of sea water at the surface.  In the Arctic, sea ice reaches its minimum extent...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Aug 22nd, 2017

In the past few months, I have met several people who have asked me if I was really worried about what the Trump administration was doing to the environment.  The...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Aug 15th, 2017

Few of us get our water from a clean mountain brook.

Next time you fill a glass of water from the tap, you should realize that just a few days...

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