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One of the more fantastic experiences that I’ve enjoyed in my lifetime was an opportunity, several years ago, to scuba dive along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is truly one of the world’s great natural splendors; it is the largest living thing on Planet Earth, stretching some 900 miles, and it is also much larger than anything that humans have ever constructed. Chock full of colorful marine life, surrounded by [...]

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In my last blog post, I discussed how Pope Francis’ call for worldwide action on global warming is a game-changer. It’s also worth noting the remarkable depth of his encyclical on the environment that was published last week. In addition to confirming the consensus among the world’s leading scientists on climate change, Francis also covered a wide range of interlocking issues that affect the environment. In particular, he wrote at length [...]

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Two years after the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident that devastated Japan, we continue to keep a close eye on the secondary impacts of radiation, not just in Asia but also here in the United States. We’ve been keeping tabs on U.S. sailors who were exposed to radiation during relief missions and reporting that radioactive fish are still turning up across the Pacific, long after the Fukushima meltdown. But [...]

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