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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jan 8th, 2018

As we hear pressures to roll back some of the provisions that ensure clean air, largely in pursuit of unfettered  economic activity, it is worth spending a little time reflecting...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Dec 28th, 2017

I’ve blogged on methane before. After a couple of years’ hiatus, the concentration of methane in the atmosphere resumed its rise, which has nearly tripled the historical concentration in the...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Dec 19th, 2017

Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/).  My points were simple:

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

It is perhaps difficult to imagine metals falling from the sky, but fall they do.  Pollution of roadside soils and lake waters by the atmospheric deposition of lead and mercury...

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

As you may be looking forward to a holiday vacation on cross-country or alpine ski slopes, it is worth looking at the impacts of skiing on the environment, and vice-versa....

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 28th, 2017

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with outdoor Christmas lights.  Growing up in northern Ohio, my father always waited until a few days before Christmas to begin stringing the lights...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 21st, 2017

Most plants respond to warm and cold temperatures. Give them a few warm days in spring and they will begin to grow.  Give them a few cool days in autumn,...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 14th, 2017

It’s been more than 50 years since Rachel Carson penned Silent Spring, exciting public interest in the impacts of chemicals that we add to the environment in pursuit of a better...

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