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Article ID: 545351

Rural Americans Divided on Environmental Views

University of New Hampshire

Reflecting the heterogeneous nature of rural America, rural Americans are divided "“ primarily along religious lines "“ on their perspectives of environmental conservation and climate change, a new brief from the Carsey Institute finds. This religious and environmental divide presents a challenge to political candidates.

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17-Oct-2008 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545352

Forests Grow Faster, Store More Carbon

Michigan Technological University

Moderate global warming and acid rain actually could be a good thing for northern hardwood forests, because it makes the trees grow faster and store more carbon.

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17-Oct-2008 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545373

Grinnell College Faculty Experts Available

Grinnell College

Grinnell College experts available to discuss climate change, sustainability and green campus efforts, and effects of chronic disease on couples.

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17-Oct-2008 1:00 PM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 545379

Alternative Home Energy Appliance Helps Homeowners & Small Businesses Monetize Energy Consumption While Reducing Carbon Footprint

Disenco

With electrical consumption in the U.S. up 54% in the past twenty years, rising fuel costs, and growing concerns about the environment, who wouldn't want to make better use of one's energy while saving money and reducing one's CO2 emissions?

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17-Oct-2008 1:00 PM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 545404

New Solar Energy Material Captures Every Color of the Rainbow

Ohio State University

Researchers have created a new material that overcomes two of the major obstacles to solar power: it absorbs all the energy contained in sunlight, and generates electrons in a way that makes them easier to capture.

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16-Oct-2008 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545384

Acknowledgement for Building a Greener Campus

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia has been twice recognized for its efforts to create a greener, more sustainable campus.

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16-Oct-2008 11:35 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 545340

Green Invention Wins "IP-to-market" Competition

Virginia Tech

Software that will save data centers millions of dollars in energy costs has won the Southeastern Universities Research Association Intellectual Property to Market (IP2M) competition. The patent-pending invention, dubbed EcoDaemon by the researchers at Virginia Tech who created it, ranked number one among submissions from more than 60 research institutes in the southeast.

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15-Oct-2008 8:00 AM EDT
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'Fingerprinting' Method Tracks Mercury Emissions from Coal

University of Michigan

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new tool that uses natural "fingerprints" in coal to track down sources of mercury polluting the environment.

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8-Oct-2008 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 545105

Fish Diversity May Be Key to Recovery of Coral Reefs

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

A report scheduled to be published online this week in early edition the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that maintaining the proper balance of herbivorous fishes may be critical to restoring coral reefs, which are declining dramatically worldwide.

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8-Oct-2008 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 545036

"Deadly Dozen": Diseases Worsened by Climate Change

Wildlife Conservation Society

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society today released a report that lists 12 pathogens that could spread into new regions as a result of climate change, with potential impacts to both human and wildlife health and global economies.

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7-Oct-2008 5:30 AM EDT
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