Environment

 
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  Skepticism vs. denial about climate change

A NASA climatologist helps separate fact from fiction.

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  Gulf update: The toll on Grand Isle

Need to Know follows up on a previous report and travels to Grand Isle, Louisiana, to see how residents there are coping with the Gulf oil spill, more than 100 days after it began.

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  Living large: A look inside the tiny house movement

Need to Know visited one of the leaders of the “tiny house” movement, Dee Williams, who lives in a simple but stylish 84 square-foot home in Olympia, Washington.

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  Living the tiny life

From Washington State to Texas and beyond, tiny house are popping up (or rolling up) all over the place. Here’s a sampling.

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  Finding a home for big solar

Many large-scale renewable energy projects are meeting unexpected opposition from environmentalists concerned about their impact on wildlife.

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  Grousing at windmills

A rare dispute between environmentalists and renewable energy advocates has broken out in Wyoming, where wind energy development threatens the fragile habitat of the sage grouse.

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  How green is my country?

The race is on to develop sustainable solutions to climate change. Can the U.S. compete?

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  Is the population bomb ever going to explode?

World Population day was July 11, 2010. Did you even know that? Environmentalists and human rights advocates regularly point to a growing world population as a potential source of strife. But one environmental author doesn’t agree. Fred Pearce is an environmental and investigative journalist. His books include “Confessions of an Eco Sinner” and “PeopleQuake,” in [...]

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BP: No oil flowing into the Gulf

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