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Considerations
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jan 15th, 2016

As the world’s nations embrace a low-carbon future, it is easy to envision renewed interest in the nuclear option.   After all, nuclear power produces no CO2 emissions beyond those associated with...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Jan 11th, 2016

The Cooper's Hawk preys mainly on small birds, and is a frequent diner around bird feeders in winter. This hawk was sitting on the fence of my horses' paddock, keeping...

by Stephen Kaye in Environment
Mon Jan 11th, 2016

After the rain and the winter greyness, the sun came out and rejoiced with a display of lighting effects, captured here by George Kaye, visiting Lithgow from Shanghai.

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 5th, 2016

Oil and water do not mix, but only economic arguments will be central in the fight against off-shore oil drilling along the southeastern states. The politics in North Carolina, heavily...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Jan 4th, 2016

Beautiful in all seasons, the female Northern Cardinal's subtle colors add visual interest to the icy landscape.  She and the bright red male are year-round residents, eating both wild seeds and bird feeder...

Caveats
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jan 1st, 2016

My April 9th post on biochar (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/biochar-reality-check/) generated an enormous amount traffic on this website.  We all agree that biochar does good things to the soil, in

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by Antonia Shoumatoff in Environment
Wed Dec 30th, 2015
Pamela Peeters was born in Antwerp, Belgium and came to the United States on July 4th 1999. Her father had a lifelong career at Proctor and Gamble so Pamela was...
by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Mon Dec 28th, 2015

The Red Squirrel is hard to miss! A loud insistent chatter and streak of acrobatic red announce the animal's presence. White pine cones are the favorite food, but acorns and hickory nuts...

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