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Spending The Holidays At A Toxic Waste Site

To avoid the crowds at Niagara Falls, why not sail the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or ogle oil refineries in Port Arthur, Texas? In Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures In The World's Most Polluted Places, Andrew Blackwell describes traveling to the world's most contaminated destinations.

Changing Views About A Changing Climate

What is the role of humans in climate change? "Call me a converted skeptic," physicist Richard Muller wrote in an Op-Ed in the New York Times this week, describing his analysis of data from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project. Though Muller was once a notable skeptic regarding studies connecting human activity to climate change, he has now concluded that "humans are almost entirely the cause" of global warming.
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Environmental Outlook: The Growing Demand For Air Conditioning

In this month's environmental outlook, as worldwide demand for air conditioning is growing, so is concern over how increased use will contribute to global warming. The search for a cleaner way to cool.


The Pick Of The Litter In Taos, N.M.

Bruce Boyd spends some of his free time cleaning up beer bottles, cans and an endless variety of trash alongside Highway 522 north of Taos.

Every Day Is Earth Day In Seattle, Wash.

Earthcorps members from more than 60 countries work daily to restore and invigorate the Puget Sound bio-network.
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Expert Gardeners Work To Make Plants Thrive In Summer Heat

The pros at the U.S. Botanic Garden take us inside their efforts to keep plants resilient in this summer's blistering heat.