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Science and Environment

Anna Cherkasova, editor

 

The Kyoto Agreement:
Why the U.S. refuses to ratify, and why it should

The United States produces 5,410 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emission a year: almost a quarter of the world’s total CO2 emissions and twice as much as China, according to a BBC news report. [More]


President George W. Bush introduced the Asian-Pacific Partnership at Kyoto, Japan, Feb. 15, 2005

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The Kyoto Protocols

In December 1997, delegates from more than 150 nations met at the United Nations-sponsored global climate conference in Kyoto, Japan. The goal of the conference was to negotiate a treaty that would mandate reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases. After 11 days of negotiations, the Kyoto Agreement was drawn and signed by all participating nations, including the United States. [More]


Former Vice President Al Gore.

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Aloha from Oceanic Institute
Developing fees for healthy, tasty seafood

The aquaculture industry is continually changing and evolving as producers, processors, distributors, and retailers adjust to meet the needs of seafood consumers, who are progressively demanding a cheaper and wider variety of higher quality products. [More]


Leonard G. Obaldo

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Hybrid cars save money

In today’s world, the average college student has lots to worry about besides finding enough money to survive, pay for tuition and books, and have a life. Global warming, energy conservation, and the explosion of technology are concerns, but they take a back seat to survival. One technological breakthrough, however, may provide a way for college students to honor their commitment to conservation as well save money: hybrid cars. [More]


The Toyota Prius combines a gas engine and an emission-free electric motor.

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