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2012 Archives


December 28, 2012
A Look Back at the Birth of the Clean Water Act / Threats to Clean Water Today / A Look Ahead at the Clean Water Act

December 21, 2012
Why We Have Winter / Calming the Wind / Ant and Bear Dance / Animal Winter Behavior / Playing for Animals and Humans

December 14, 2012
The Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff / Machine Tenderized Beef / Turtle Rescue / Oil Spills in Nigeria / BirdNote ® Spruce Grouse / Birthright / The Place Where You Live

December 7, 2012
UN Climate Talks in Doha / Moving for Divestment / Trouble for the King of Beasts / Reindeer Populations in Decline / BirdNote ® Crested Auklet / Oil Dispersants and the Ecology of the Gulf / Predicting the End of the World

November 30, 2012
The Obama Administration Axes the CIA’s Climate Change and National Security Center / New Rules for Sharing the Shrinking Colorado River / Power Shift- New Energy for New Bedford / The NAACP Cites Discriminatory Impacts from Coal-Fired Power Plants / Science Note: Monkey Mind Control / Power Shift - Northeastern University Cited As America’s Greenest College / The Place Where You Live

November 23, 2012
Hope for UN Climate Talks / Recycling for Food / Power Shift - Prospering Public Transportation / Science Note: Mantis Shrimp / Tricky Lizards / Superman of Astrophysics / A Visual Feast

November 16, 2012
The Best Climate Projections Are Extreme / President Obama Speaks Out on Climate Action / Denying Math and Science / The Economics of a Carbon Tax / Power Shift - Thermal Imaging / BP Pleads Guilty / Design Inspiration from Nature / Mimicking a Beetle to Bring Water to the People / BirdNote ®: Douglas Squirrel

November 9, 2012
The Environment and President Obama’s Second Term / Adapting Cities to Climate Disruption / Biking in the Storm / Power Shift - Bike Sharing in Boston / BirdNote ® Spoon-billed Sandpiper / Flight Behavior

November 2, 2012
Superstorms and Climate Change / Insuring for Climate Change / Effects of Climate Change on New York City / Protecting Coastal Areas With….Oysters / Letters / Delta Risk / Authorities Tolerate Environmental Protest in China / BirdNote® Oystercatcher

October 26, 2012
First Nation Challenges Expansion of Canada’s Tar Sands / Students Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment / Exporting Wyoming Coal to Asia / Power Shift - Hospitals Go Green to Save Money and Save Lives / The Long Rise: Mark Seth Lender / The Whale that Spoke Human / Eternity of Eagles / BirdNote®: Screech-Owl

October 19, 2012
Debate #2 and Energy / Exporting US Oil / Wyoming Coal / Science Note: Silk Saves Lives / How Insects Influence Plant Evolution / BirdNote: Pacific Wren / Disney’s Commitment to the Circle of Life / America the Possible

October 12, 2012
Citizens Sue Nuclear Facility / Tapping Volcanoes for Energy / REDD Debate / REDD Critic / REDD Champion / Storm King

October 5, 2012
Obama v. Romney / Presidential Candidates Debate Science / Coal Under Fire / The Politics of Coal in the Virginia Senate Race / Bird Note-Migrating Geese / Remembering Barry Commoner / Marine Plants That Flee Predators / Marine Biologist Nancy Rabalais Wins MacArthur Genius Grant / Sounds in the Key of the Sea

September 28, 2012
Independent Voters Care About Climate Change / Conservatives and Climate Change / Power Shift - Allston's Green District / New Study Links Genetically Modified Corn to Cancer / GMO Labeling on the Ballot in California / The Place Where You Live / Sounds Heard by Aldo Leopold

September 21, 2012
Pollutants Implicated in ADHD / Heinz Environment Prize Winner / A Look Back at Rachel Carson / “Silent Spring Turns” 50 / Science Note: Synthetic Ambergris / Marabou Stork / Conservation Canine

September 14, 2012
Full Steam Ahead for Amtrak / Green Energy Jobs Growing / Protecting Forests, Sequestering Carbon / Otters and Climate Change / Toads in Tucson

September 7, 2012
Obama Environmental Policy for a Second Term / Arctic Summit / Science Note- Rainbow Trout / Cracking the Code for Monsoons / Global Weirdness / Great Blue Heron / Spinach Power / Bagging Big Trees

August 31, 2012
GMO Trees / Water Footprinting / Skin Color and Vitamin D / Family Farmacia / Michael Recycle / The Writing on the Wall / The Language of Landscape / Eco Elvis

August 24, 2012
Paul Ryan’s Environmental Record / Power Shift - Massachusetts Energy Conservation / Wastewater to Energy / The Chemical Internet / Bounty / Science Note: Turning up the volume on the mating dance / The Legacy

August 17, 2012
Is Fracking Making People Sick? / Discovering New Causes of Parkinson’s / Rebranding the Asian Carp as Dinner / Have Kitchen Scraps Will Travel / Befriending an Octopus

August 10, 2012
Shell Oil to Drill in Alaska / Caffeine in Ocean Water / Science Note: Aerographite / Greenland Sharks: The Apex Predator / Speaking of Sharks / The Place Where You Live / The Seed Underground / Hand-Me-Down Tomatoes

August 3, 2012
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math / Protecting Marine Biodiversity in Brazil / Marine Reserves / The Place Where You Live / BirdNote® Gulls of Summer / Greening the Playing Field / The Fastest Car / Earth Ear- Bottlenose Dolphin

July 27, 2012
Mozambique Coal Rush / Urban Farming in Africa / It’s a bird...It’s a plane...It’s a conservation drone! / Music to Help the Forests of Madagascar / Sun Oven / Audubon’s Birds of America / The Rap Guide to Evolution

July 20, 2012
Explosive Natural Gas / Bee Honest / Cape Wind Spin / Wave Glider / Evolution in Action / Central Park-- An Urban Oasis

July 13, 2012
Keeping Emissions Down in California / Cellulosic Fuel Update / Science Note/Bat Aerodynamics / Chemicals and Health / Bare Shoulders: Herbicide Along the Highway / BirdNote® What Do Birds Smell? / Arctic Explorers / Earth Ear

July 6, 2012
Kalamazoo River Spill Yields Record Fine / Remote working / Power Shift - Promoting Weatherization Projects / Eco-Home Models Energy Efficient Design / BirdNote® Kipukas and Akis / Look Don’t Touch / Home Grown

June 29, 2012
Rising Seas, Rising Faster / Bye-Bye Bayou / Science Note/ Bacteria: Knights in Shining Armor / Power Shift - Going Solar / The Farm Bill Food Fight / Cheetah on the Run / The Place Where You Live / Plastic Free / The Sea’s Speediest Swimmer / EarthEar

June 22, 2012
RIO+20: The Earth Conference Revisited / The UN Summit…What’s it Wirth? / Fracking with Propane Instead of Water / Engineering a Better Mosquito / Euro Trash Powers Sweden / Fastest Natural Flier / Paradise Lost? / Earth Ear

June 15, 2012
Removing Dams Healing Rivers / Will the U.S. join the Law of the Sea? / Power Shift -The Trouble With Mass Transit / BirdNote ® How Much Birds Sing / Climate Change Stokes Wildfires / Call to Ban Toxic Chemicals / America’s New Chief Poet

June 8, 2012
The Oil Spill’s Threat to Academic Freedom / To Avoid Disaster, Limit Population and Consumption / Puget Sound’s Acidic Waters / Harvest the Wind / Following Sandhill Cranes / Missed Connection in the Rockies / The Bittersweet Challenge

June 1, 2012
Chemicals That Make You Fat / Anticipating Rio +20 / DOE Looks for Orphan Wells / The Tale of the Missing Moose / The Place Where You Live / Scientist Discovers New Stinky Flower Species / Mr. Hornaday's War / Earth Ear

May 25, 2012
EPA Under Fire for Bee Deaths / Bicycle Helmet Wars / Top Ten New Species List / Poetry: Rod Clark / Popular Energy Savings Bill Held Up / High Schools Honored for Sustainability Initiatives / Grammy Goes A-Gatherin’

May 18, 2012
Fixing a Deformed Frog Face / Hard-hit Neighborhoods in L.A. Seek Zoning Protection / Counting the Impact of Bike Commuting / Copenhagen Bikes Update / The Place Where You Live / The Art of Fermentation / EarthEar

May 11, 2012
Brazil’s New Forest Code Under Fire / EPA Red Lights Palm Oil / Microsoft Seeks Carbon Neutrality / Note on Emerging Science / Ants’ Social Immunity / A Maine Island Struggles to Stay Afloat / Deciphering Mayan Calendar Records / BirdNote® Swainson’s Thrush “Micro Napper” / Paper Made / LOE in Hot Water

May 4, 2012
Klamath in Peril / Life-Changing Inventions / Clearcut Chemicals / Using Thoreau’s Journals to Track Climate Change / Field Observations from Everyone / Birds Among Alligators / Earth Ear

April 27, 2012
Citrus Disease Threatens California Fruit Growers / New FDA Guidelines for Nano Particles / Food Deserts: A Mirage or Reality? / Scotland's Wind Farms Have Environmental Drawbacks / BirdNote® Limpkin, Bird of the Swamp / The Art of American Cartography

April 20, 2012
Greening The Internet Cloud / Rooftop Solar Goes Massive / Cuts to Environmental Education / Revisiting the Gulf Deepwater Disaster / Goldman Prize Winner Caroline Cannon / Seal Sitters / Ugandan Butterflies Indicate Change / Celebrating Poetry Month

April 13, 2012
Lead Poisoning from Gold Mining / South Africa Gold Mining Lawsuit / The Guar Gum Bubble / Emerging Science Note: Nano Ear / The Continuing Plight of the Sage Grouse / Space Chronicles; Neil DeGrasse Tyson / Celebrating Poetry Month

April 6, 2012
Genetic and Environmental Links to Autism / Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder / Note on Emerging Science – Singing Mice / Antibiotic Use on the Farm / Tracking Pandemics by Computer / The Poetic Power of Memory / The Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes / Google Street View for the Amazon / BirdNote® The Rainwater Basin of Nebraska / Earth Ear

March 30, 2012
Limiting Carbon From Future Power Plants / Triclosan Safety Questioned / Africa’s Great Green Wall of Trees / The World’s Largest Wildlife Conservation Area / Big Advances in Testing Chemicals / Satellite Archeology

March 23, 2012
Southern Part of Keystone Pipeline Gets a Push / Fusion Confusion / Is Fracking Making People Sick? / Mushroom Packaging / Cool Fix for a Hot Planet / ReThinking A Lot / Note on Emerging Science – Fungi and Lead / Sandhill Cranes Prepare for Liftoff / Earth Ear - Frog Sing-along

March 16, 2012
The Dose Doesn’t Always Make the Poison / Re-mapping the Amazon / Science Note: Magnetic Soap / It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a conservation drone! / Searching for Martens / Home Ground: The Language of Landscape / A Lifetime of Listening / Earth Ear

March 9, 2012
Cleaning up Fukushima / Methane Hydrates: Fire and Ice / Tsunami in a Tank / BirdNote® Great Horned Owl Family / Emerging Science Note: Winds of Change / Urban Forests / Seattle Food Forest / Singing with Belugas / Earth Ear

March 2, 2012
Clean Air Act in Court / Fighting a Renewable Army / How Safe is Your Nuclear Power Plant? / Israel Threatens Renewable Energy in West Bank / Cherry Blossom Birthday / BirdNote® Navigating by the Earth’s Magnetic Field / Schooling Salmon / Music to Help the Forests of Madagascar

February 24, 2012
Short Term Solution for Climate Change / Waterworld / Keeping up with the Green Gastronomic Joneses / TransCanada Claims Texas Land / Goat Accents / Arctic Explorers / Sled Dogs

February 17, 2012
President Proposes 2013 Budget / Dolphin Strandings Update / Manned Space - 50 Years and Counting / Chemicals and Health / Smart Bridges / Dying Yellow Cedars / BirdNote® Consider the Ostrich / Sanibel Seashells / America’s First Pets

February 10, 2012
BP & The Trial of the Century / U.S. Becomes Net Energy Exporter / Dolphin Strandings / Trying to Silence Navy Sonar / Wave Glider / BirdNote® Mating for Life / Keeping Emissions Down in California / FREEZE! The Great Ice Heist / EarthEar

February 3, 2012
Planes, Trains, Automobiles; But Bicycles? / New Transportation Bill Proposes Big Changes / Microbes Transform Wastewater to Energy / The World's Largest Environmental Cleanup has Problems / Science Note: Tapeworms and Climate Change / Vanishing Tonewoods / Turning Tree Rings Into Music / Earth Ear

January 27, 2012
The Environment in the State of the Union / Ode to Ogallala / Mozambican Farmers Get Help to Weather Extreme Weather Events / Emerging Science Note: Hybrid Sharks / H5N1 Research Moratorium / BirdNote® Kittiwake, Kittiwake, Kittiwake! / Green Cement / Lignin / Overheating Musk Oxen

January 20, 2012
Keystone Pipeline Rejected, For Now / The Explosive Growth of Natural Gas Networks / Bare Shoulders: Herbicide Along the Highway / Hybrids: The Cars Of The Future That Nobody's Buying / Cellulosic Fuel Update / Oh Narwhal, Where Art Thou? / China in the Arctic? / The Many Meanings of Cold / Earth Ear - Into India

January 13, 2012
Nuclear Power Comeback? / Grand Canyon Safe from Uranium Mining / Power Shift - Rampant City Gas Leaks / Emerging Science Note / Ode to Caterpillars / BirdNote ® Why Arctic Terns Have Short Beaks / An Environmental Map Made by You

January 6, 2012
The GOP Presidential Race and the Environment / New Recommendations for Lead Levels in Children / Disposal of Fracking Wastewater Polluting PA Rivers / Tiger Sharks Dine on Migrating Birds / BirdNote® Bohemian Waxwings / A Green Ocean / The Rap Guide to Evolution / Earthear


 

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