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A Key Moment for California Climate Policy
                                                      Comments due by Dec4, 2016 The past year has been a crucial time in international climate negotiations.  In December, 2015,  in Paris, negotiators established an agreement  on the next round of targets a...

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Steven Hawkings' prediction
                                                                    Comments due on or before Nov. 27, 2016 Stephen Hawking thinks humanity has only 1,000 years left of survival on Earth and that our species needs to colonize other planets. The famed physic...

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EV vs ICE
                                               Comments due on or before Nov. 19, 2016 With the success of Tesla and the current trend to have
every major car manufacturer offer an electric vehicle it is becoming more
important than ever to explain in simpl...

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Doubts about the promised Bounty of GMO
This is longer than the usual post and so it will count for two posts and comments are due on or before Nov. 12, 2016                                                  *************************************** The controversy over genetically modified crops ...

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GMO: Pros and Cons
                                         Comments due by Oct. 14, 2016  (#5) Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are
organisms made with engineered material with the goal of improving the original
organism. They can then be used, in some cases, to produce ...

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Sixth Extinction Crisis
                Comments due by October 7, 2016 It’s frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We’re currently experiencing the wor...

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Is it safe to extract the coal and oil already discovered?
                                                                                            Comments due by September 30, 2016 (# 3) The world’s working coal mines and oil and gas fields contain enough carbon to push the world beyond the threshold for catas...

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Economic Growth and Sustainability
– Until recently, the usual thinking among macroeconomists has been that short-term weather fluctuations don’t matter much for economic activity. Construction hiring may be stronger than usual in a March when the weather is unseasonably mild, but there will...

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Green Economy
                                                             Comments due by 9/16/2016 Sustainable development has been the overarching goal of the international community since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Amongst numer...
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