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Greenhouse Gas Can Find a Home Underground

Greenhouse Gas Can Find a Home Underground

My name is Ruben Juanes, and I’m a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT. In my research group, we study (among other things) carbon capture and storage. Carbon capture and storage is a promising technology to reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere from large, stationary sources, like coal-fired & gas-fired …

Environmental Econ: Crash Course Economics #22

Environmental Econ: Crash Course Economics #22

Adriene: Welcome to Crash Course Economics. I’m Adriene Hill Jacob: And I’m Jacob Clifford. Economics is about choices, and how we use our scarce resources. It’s not just about producing and consuming, it can also be about conserving. Adriene: Maybe counterintuitively, economics has a lot to add to discussions of how we can balance our …

January is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month

[Judy Pino] Hello, and welcome to Green Scene, EPA’s environmental information podcast that you can take with you. I’m Judy Pino with EPA’s Office of Multimedia. EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month to increase the public awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction …

The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers

The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers

It’s time to confront a major threat to our global environment: cows. Yup – turns out that livestock are a major contributor to greenhouse gas pollution. Right up there with cars, planes and trains. And at the rate we’re producing beef worldwide, emissions from cows – along with other harmful practices in beef production – …

2050 – A Documentary

Life on Earth was said to have begun 3.5 billion years ago, and humans were thought to only have existed for 6 or 7 million years. We have always lived with our own traditions and cultures, staying in equilibrium, living in time with the Earth, and then all of a sudden, the world started becoming …