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Volkswagen Scandal: Why Is It So Hard to Make Clean Diesel Cars?
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September 24th, 2015
Getting diesel cars to operate with high fuel efficiency, power and clean emissions is a challenging problem, which may be why Volkswagen cheated the system.
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Contaminated River: Photos of a Colorado Mine Spill
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August 12th, 2015
Three million gallons of water contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins spilled out of Colorado's Gold King Mine, turning the Animas River a mustard color and contaminating waterways. Here's a look at the toxic spill.
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Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution
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July 1st, 2015
Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows.
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Energy Vampires: Pulling the Plug on Idle Electronics (Op-Ed)
September 23rd, 2015
Idle electronics, the energy vampires in nearly every U.S. home, aren't going away — but you can take steps to pull the plug, and save some money.
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Sea Creatures Make Brighter Clouds to Cool the Earth
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July 18th, 2015
Green globs of little critters in the ocean are responsible for half of the cloud droplets that cover the Southern Ocean during the summer – the link between the critters and clouds provides needed insight for predicting the effects of climate change.
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Air Pollution May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests
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April 23rd, 2015
People who breathe polluted air every day may have smaller brains, and a higher risk for "silent strokes," researchers say.
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Air Pollution Kills More than 3 Million People Globally Every Year
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September 16th, 2015
Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people around the world every year, according to a new study.
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Dust Clouds the Future of the South Asian Monsoon (Op-Ed)
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July 10th, 2015
Pollution and dust is shrinking the monsoon season, threatening the crops that feed millions.
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