Britain’s Elusive Eco-Town Dream

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Where the Past Meets the Carbon-Neutral Future Once the train gets beyond the outskirts of London, the English countryside comes into view, a panorama of …

Adaptation Emerges as Key
 Part of Any Climate Change Plan

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After years of reluctance, scientists and governments are now looking to adaptation measures as critical for confronting the consequences of climate change. And increasingly, plans …

The New Urbanists: 
Tackling Europe’s Sprawl

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In the last few decades, urban sprawl, once regarded as largely a U.S. phenomenon, has spread across Europe. Now an emerging group of planners is …

Green Roofs are Starting
To Sprout in American Cities

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Long a proven technology in Europe, green roofs are becoming increasingly common in U.S. cities, with major initiatives in Chicago, Portland, and Washington, D.C. While …

Are Cell Phones Safe?
The Verdict is Still Out

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While some studies have suggested that frequent use of cell phones causes increased risk of brain and mouth cancers, others have found no such links. …

Companies Put Restrictions 
On Research into GM Crops

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A battle is quietly being waged between the industry that produces genetically modified seeds and scientists trying to investigate the environmental impacts of engineered crops. …

A Controversial Drilling Practice
 Hits Roadblock in New York

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Hydro fracturing is a profitable method of natural gas extraction that uses large quantities of water and chemicals to free gas from underground rock formations. …

New York City Girds Itself 
for Heat and Rising Seas

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By the end of the century, New York’s climate could resemble that of present-day Raleigh, North Carolina and its harbor could easily rise by two …

California Science Center’s New Air and Space Center

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Bruce will be working again with Evidence Design in developing the editorial content for the California Science Center’s new Air and Space Center which will …

Finding New Species:
 The Golden Age of Discovery

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Aided by new access to remote regions, researchers have been discovering new species at a record pace — 16,969 in 2006 alone. The challenge now …

Pumphead: Does the heart-lung machine have a dark side?

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One man’s experience with cognitive impairment after open-heart surgery Continue reading…

A Mussel-bound Robot

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At a time when robots build cars, perambulate mars, vacuum homes, and serve drinks, one that lies motionless on a shoreline and takes its own …