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Environment & Ecology: Calif. & Nevada Tahoe Deal, Car Exhaust Hurts Kids, Mapping Houston Ozone Plumes, Energy Efficiency Of Renters Vs. Homeowners

ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

Nevada Could Back Out of Tahoe Planning, Worrying Many 

Capitol Weekly

 

A remarkable political duel is playing out over Lake Tahoe, the azure lake that for four decades has been jointly regulated by the two states that share its spectacular shoreline, California and Nevada.

 

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Car Exhaust Hurts Children the Same as Secondhand Smoke 

The Atlantic Cities

 

Having your children live near a busy highway is kind of like keeping them penned in the smoking area of a Greyhound bus station, according to a new study.

 

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Mapping Ozone Plumes Over Houston 

The Atlantic Cities

 

Smartphone technology makes it easy nowadays to avoid thunderstorms. Just download a Doppler-radar app, and you'll rarely be caught in the middle of a cornfield with a monster tornado passing through.

 

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A Map of the Universe 

The Atlantic Cities

 

What does the universe look like? It looks, it turns out, a little something like the image above - a map that details what NASA is calling "the oldest light in our universe."

 

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Are Renters Less Energy Efficient than Homeowners? 

JCHS Housing Perspectives

 

According to data from the Energy Information Administration, American renters use nearly a third more energy per square foot than homeowners. What accounts for this difference?

 

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Your Parked Car Will Someday Power Your House 

Good.Is

 

On a continued mission to reduce overall fleet expenses, increase mission capabilities, and achieve energy efficiency goals, the Department of Defense recently announced a plan to spend $20 million on the first year of a pilot program that will test a vehicle fleet of 500 plug-in electric vehicles and related infrastructure using vehicle-to-grid technology

 

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Urban Bubble Blocking Our Immunity 

ABC News (Australia)

 

People living in cities are not being exposed to the vital bacteria they need to strengthen their immune systems, a public health specialist says.

 

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