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Acid rain is any precipitation (rain, snow, fog, etc.) that has an unusually low pH. But, what is a low pH and why is this a problem?

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Let's take a quick look at the physics of snow and why skis can slide on it. Keep in mind that while I'm using skis as an example, the same physics applies for anything else you dare ride to the bottom of a snow-covered hill!

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A closer inspection of that flittering garbage on the side of roads reveals that it is mainly plastics. Cast away after only a short usage time, we have to ask ourselves whether we will ever be able to get rid of our plastic mess.

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A whole ecosystem is working hard in your compost to break down your food and yard waste into natural fertilizer for your garden.

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A plan is underway in Europe to create the ultimate energy network, linking the sunshine of northern Africa, the geothermal energy of underground volcanic activity in Iceland, and the Scandinavian winds in north Europe.

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News about biofuels is everywhere these days. More often than not, the stories are about the controversy surrounding their contribution to the increased cost of food.

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You put the CO2 in (to the atmosphere), you take the CO2 out...or at least you shake it all about!

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Although one may not think of a "cardboard" box as the latest invention, it may be what could 'save the world!

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The consensus is in: Earth is getting hotter! The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), concluded that man-made gas emissions are a major driving force behind climate change.

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We're familiar with many natural disasters as they often make headline news: earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, blizzards, floods, and droughts are all examples.

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