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Mark Clayton is a staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor.
Obama Administration Announces New Plan to Save Oceans, Will it Be Enough?
Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Sweeping changes could affect the United States' management of oceans, including offshore energy development.
Is the Nation Ready for Obama's Energy Plan?
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Obama's 30-point energy agenda calls for big changes to address carbon emissions, fuel efficiency, renewable power and efficiency.
A New Boom in Natural Gas Threatens Drinking Water
Posted on: Sep 18, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Water and chemicals injected at high pressure can extract more gas and may threaten drinking water in places like New York and Texas.
Water-rich New England Building a Desalination Plant
Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Despite controversy, the first big New England desalination plant is expected to go online in Massachusetts this month.
How the World Is Realizing that Water Is "Blue Gold"
Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Increasingly it is being asked: Which countries are water rich, which are water poor, and who should manage water resources?
Get Ready to Spend $6,000 a Year on Gas
Posted on: May 13, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor
With prices at $120 a barrel, Americans are feeling the pain.
Nuclear Power Surge Coming
Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor
The nuclear lobby has its sights set on a gaggle of new power plants, and is happy to have tax-payers pick up some of the tab.
How Vermont May Force the Auto Industry and Congress to Address Climate Change
Posted on: Sep 14, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor
A new court ruling could force a nationwide standard on fuel economy.
Earth too Warm? Just Bury the CO2
Posted on: Jul 31, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Scientists are working on one of mankind's most pressing environmental questions: Can nations bury their greenhouse gases?
Fuel Economy Back on U.S. Agenda
Posted on: May 14, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor
A bipartisan bill, which cleared a Senate committee last week, seeks to boost average car mileage by about 10 miles per gallon from 2011 to 2020.
The Government's Massive Data Sweep
Posted on: May 14, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor
A 'dataveillance' program within the Department of Homeland Security is sifting through millions of online records to note user patterns and possible links to terrorism.
A Carbon Cloud Hangs Over Green Fuel
Posted on: Mar 24, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor
An Iowa corn refinery, open since December, uses 300 tons of coal a day to make ethanol. So just how green can it be?
Posted on: May 19, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor
America's surprising enthusiasm for hybrid cars has a hidden -- but very real -- benefit: it could decrease our dependence on foreign oil.
Birds On the Brink
Posted on: Apr 15, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor
The pesticide DDT continues to show up in alarming levels in nonmigrating songbirds.
Life on Tired Earth
Posted on: Mar 31, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor
A U.N.-sponsored study finds that humans' growing demands have damaged the planet at unprecedented levels.
Assessing the Jet Threat
Posted on: Feb 9, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Although cars generate more greenhouse gases, airliner exhaust has an exaggerated effect, scientists say. Is it time to take action?
Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Posted on: Dec 10, 2004, Source: Christian Science Monitor
Despite the five million extra tons of trash generated between Thanksgiving and New Year's, many people plan to 'go green' and give environmentally conscious gifts.
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