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2014-09-15 03:45:09

Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. We can do better, the authors say.

2010-06-07 07:10:00

DETROIT, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southeast Michigan Health Information Exchange announced today that it has won a $2,988,000 contract for an electronic medical records initiative from the Social Security Administration.

2009-08-06 10:03:51

Geoengineering techniques aim to slow global warming through the use of human-made changes to the Earth's land, seas or atmosphere. But new research shows that the use of geoengineering to do environmental good may cause other environmental harm.

2009-05-27 06:55:00

Honoring Council Member Robert Jackson, District 7, Chair, Education Committee Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:30 p.m. Borough of Manhattan Community College's Tribeca Performing Arts Center Reception to follow NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Dropping out is no longer an option," proclaimed President Barack Obama.

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2009-03-02 17:12:33

To avoid creating greenhouse gases, it makes more sense using today's technology to leave land unfarmed in conservation reserves than to plow it up for corn to make biofuel, according to a comprehensive Duke University-led study.

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2008-02-27 14:45:00

An ability to avoid the plant equivalent of vapor lock and a favorable evolutionary history may explain the unusual drought resistance of junipers, some varieties of which are now spreading rapidly in water-starved regions of the western United States, a Duke University study has found.

2005-12-22 19:43:52

Growing tree plantations to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to mitigate global warming -- so called "carbon sequestration" -- could trigger environmental changes that outweigh some of the benefits, a multi-institutional team led by Duke University suggested in a new report. Those effects include water and nutrient depletion and increased soil salinity and acidity, said the researchers.


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