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Science and Environment

Ku'ulei Funn and Christa Kraft, editors

 

Documentary warns of global disaster

An Inconvenient Truth, a movie promoted by former Vice President Al Gore, addresses the environmental threats our modern world faces because of our way of life. [More]


Al Gore’s 1992 book explains how global warming will effect the Earth.

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Aloha from OI
Protecting ornamental fish from parasites

In recent years the aquaculture of ornamental and food fish species has received increased attention for industry development in Hawai‘i. [More]


Dee Montgomery-Brock

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Earth Talk:
Solar water heaters reduce costs

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that using a solar- powered water heater in my home would reduce my CO2 emissions significantly. Is this true? And what are the costs? — Anthony Gerst, Wapello, Iowa [More]


Enjoying a shower heated by solar energy reduces CO2 emissions.

Getty image courtesy EarthTalk

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Atmosphere poisoning

In 2001, Hawai‘i emitted 19 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere: 12.2 tons more than in 1960, a 179 percent increase. This according to “The Carbon Boom,” a report released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). [More]

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