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February 2011

Hybrids vs. nonhybrids​: The 5-year equation

The current Consumer Reports magazine compares the 5-year cost of various hybrid and non-hybrid car models. Winners depend on the price difference, tax breaks, the

Another challenge to greenhouse gas regulation

Despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent finding that greenhouse gases will harm the environment and people’s health, three Republican legislators have drafted a bill to

Gas drilling technique is labeled violation

“Fracking” is the fracturing of underground rock by injecting it with chemicals to enable the extraction of natural gas. The process is contentious because it

Rescuing the Earth’s weather history

Accurate climate data only goes back a few years. This short record makes it hard to say whether current phenomena are normal or not. Climatologists