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  • Science gives us a way toward healthier planet

    Amid the heated rhetoric, let's look at the basic science of global warming: As solar energy comes down to Earth, some of that energy is reflected back toward space. But not all of the energy makes it out. A portion stays in the Earth's atmosphere because of the presence of heat-trapping gases that blanket the Earth. As humans emit more of these gases — notably carbon dioxide and methane — it's as if we're wrapping the Earth in a thicker blanket. More heat stays, and the Earth warms up.
  • California lawmakers send governor a ban on single-use plastic bags

    The state Senate on Friday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would phase out single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores as part of an effort to rid beaches and streets of litter. The measure, which now...

    Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact

    Coral protection could have wide-ranging impact
    A federal decision to protect an unprecedented variety of corals found in South Florida could affect beach restoration work, coastal development, channel dredging and fishing. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced last week it...

    Nuclear power is indeed greener -- unless sea levels continue to rise [Letter]

    Nuclear power is indeed greener -- unless sea levels continue to rise [Letter]
    Commentator Dan Ervin's recent discussion of the region's need for nuclear power argues that green alternatives such as wind and solar power can't adequately meet our energy needs ("The nuclear option Aug. 26). He goes on to describe how green nuclear...

    Does Antarctic sea ice growth negate climate change? Scientists say no

    In the blue half-light of the Antarctic autumn, a thin film spreads across the continent's coastal waters. It's an embryonic form of sea ice: a mush of microscopic crystals that floats on the dense, salty water of the Southern Ocean. As winter takes...