The Core Problem With US Policies

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Oct 262017
 

Hello, my name is Zach Shahan, and I have a problem. I’m a political nut. More seriously, I’ll admit that I’m strongly drawn to politics, follow policy & politics closely (some might say obsessively), and have sometimes struggled with how much time and emotion I invest into all of that
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It’s a problem that an iceberg over twice the size of Paris just broke off Antarctica – Quartz

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Sep 282017
 

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It's a problem that an iceberg over twice the size of Paris just broke off Antarctica
Quartz
A piece of ice two and a half times the size of Paris (or roughly four-and-a-half Manhattans) broke off from West Antarctica over the weekend. It's not unprecedented, but it has ice scientists worrying. On Saturday (Sept. 23), satellite-observation
Pine Island Glacier: Manhattan-sized Antarctica iceberg breaks offUSA TODAY
Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that's bad for sea level riseThe Verge
Iceberg that broke off Antarctica was 4 times the size of Manhattan …CBS News
The Indian Express –Business Insider –Washington Post –Ohio State University
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Where else does the US have an infrastructure problem? Antarctica – The Independent

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Jul 302017
 

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Where else does the US have an infrastructure problem? Antarctica
The Independent
The cost of keeping the American lead in Antarctica may be high. The National Science Foundation, which runs the research programmes in Antarctica and Greenland, has decided that the ageing, inefficient buildings at McMurdo must be replaced.

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“Is Bigger Best?” Report — Part 3: Why Economics Isn’t The Problem

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May 152017
 

Despite an American fascination with big things, the key to unlocking renewable energy is found in small packages as well as big ones. And one key to understanding the debate is to understand the players, with incumbent utility companies (and their incentive to build big things to make money) playing an outsize role in the debate over the right size of wind and solar

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West Antarctica is in huge trouble. But now, scientists say the problem may date back to 1945 – Washington Post

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Nov 242016
 

Washington Post

West Antarctica is in huge trouble. But now, scientists say the problem may date back to 1945
Washington Post
Science likes to surprise us. That's the extraordinary, mind-opening thing about it. It's possible that is now happening with one of the most stunning stories yet in the climate change saga — the finding that the enormous glaciers of West Antarctica
New study reveals that West Antarctica's largest glacier may have started retreating as early as the 1940sNational Science Foundation (press release)
Antarctica's Fastest Melting Glacier Began Retreating in the 1940sDiscover Magazine (blog)
Once started, Antarctica's fastest melting glacier's retreat was unstoppableCosmos
International Business Times UK –Science Daily –Nature
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Documents Show Loopholes, Questionable Business Practices Create KY Fracking Waste Problem

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Aug 042016
 

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Behind the low level radioactive waste dumped in a Kentucky landfill are regulatory loopholes and questionable business practices, according to state and local documents. Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council …
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Climate Change Is A Global Commons Problem: The New Papal Encyclical

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Jun 232015
 

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Originally published on Energy Post. By Brigitte Knopf With his encyclical “Laudato Si” the Pope has written more than a moral appeal without obligation. He has presented a pioneering political analysis with great explosive power, which will probably determine the public debate on climate change, poverty and inequality for years to come, argues Brigitte Knopf

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Fracking is not the cause of quakes. The real problem is fracking’s wastewater

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Apr 292015
 

New earthquake hazard maps show that fracking’s byproducts are clearly to blame for recent swarms of earthquakes plaguing several states. The maps highlight 17 hot spots where communities face a significantly increased risk of earthquakes, and the …
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