Eco-Briefs

Light pollution; Fracking regs shut down

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Night sky becomes light sky A new map of the sky reveals that light pollution is so prevalent, most Americans can’t see the Milky...

Hotter and hotter; Earth’s quasi satellite

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Summers to get hotter and hotter New research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NOAA) shows that at the planet’s current heating rate, in...

Signs of recovery; Settled spill dispute

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Signs of atmospheric recovery New research shows that the ozone hole above Antarctica is shrinking. The study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemist Susan...

Vanishing ice; Planting trees

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Putting numbers to vanishing ice A paper published in Geographical Review in July announced the development of a database for all research about sea ice...

Former NIST director and notable physicist Katharine Gebbie dies at 84

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Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie, former director of the Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and mentor to four Nobel...

Banning uranium mining; Dropping grid-use fee

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Colorado rally adds to voices calling to ban uranium mining in the Grand Canyon On Aug. 23 in Fort Collins, environmentalists from Environment Colorado joined...

Low-cost solar observatory; New Superfund sites

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Test flight of low-cost miniature solar observatory The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) tested its Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) on Aug. 29, in San Antonio,...

Reacting to climate change; Banning fracking in Latin America

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How species could react to a changing climate New research from scientists at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Aarhus University in Denmark shows where...

Saving bison; Free trade palm oil

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Wild ‘N Free event focuses on saving bison Hundreds of bison are removed every year from the Yellowstone area in what land managers say is...

Dam releases dirty energy; CSU continues to study methane

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Dam releases dirty energy The U.S. Department of the Interior released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the Glen Canyon Dam, admitting the dam...

Water rights in Aspen; Lawsuit in Peru

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Damming the beauty of Aspen Faced with concern over a growing population and rising temperatures due to climate change, Aspen City Council recently voted to...

Bomb-sniffing spinach; Religious leaders and the environment

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Tapping into chemical pathways According to a study in the journal Nature Materials, scientists have nanoengineered a spinach plant that is able to detect the...