October 15, 2008 Autism On The Rise?
October 15, 2008 Energy Issues
October 15, 2008 You can't see it, but it has saved the United States billions of dollars in wasted energy. It's an invisible window coating that keeps heat out in the summer and in during winter. And it got its start during the last energy crisis, three decades ago.
October 7, 2008 Ending Dependence On Mideast Oil
October 7, 2008 Energy Bill Vote
September 18, 2008 The world's fisheries are in rapid decline, due primarily to overfishing. A new study finds that the decline could be halted — and in some cases even reversed — if fishermen were granted transferable quotas to go out and catch fish.
September 5, 2008 Sea levels could rise between 2.5 and 6 feet this century as a result of global warming, a new study reports. That estimate is lower than some widely circulated figures.
September 3, 2008 Tropical cyclones have been getting stronger over the past several decades, according to a new report in the journal Nature. This finding supports a theory that storms will get stronger as the surface of the ocean heats up because of global warming.
August 28, 2008 A new study finds oxygen has probably not varied all that dramatically since dinosaurs first roamed the Earth. Scientists in Ireland say the atmosphere seems to have been at least 15 percent oxygen for hundreds of millions of years.
August 18, 2008 Within the century, afternoon highs may reach temperatures that today are found only in the world's hottest deserts, says a new study. Those least able to deal with the increase in extreme heat waves — the world's poor — will be hit the hardest.
August 13, 2008 A new National Academy of Sciences report says the U.S. military intelligence community isn't adequately prepared to assess what's going on in brain science around the world. It says there could be significant advances that can have military uses.
July 31, 2008 Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, would like to see a 15 percent per-capita reduction in energy use by 2015. But achieving this reduction will require residents to change everyday behaviors and use more energy-efficient technologies.
July 30, 2008 In 2000, Vermont created the public consulting firm Efficiency Vermont to help residents and businesses reduce energy use by providing financial aid and expertise. Eight years in, progress is slow but steady.
July 29, 2008 When Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley challenged the state's 5.6 million residents to reduce their home electricity consumption by 15 percent, NPR's Richard Harris looked at ways his household could better conserve.
July 23, 2008 Parasites get little attention. But a new study shows that parasites can sometimes be an impressive presence in an ecosystem. A study of three Pacific estuaries found that parasites there actually outweighed larger animals, such as birds.
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