Author: Maddox Fraser

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Finding safe haven in the climate change future: The Pacific Northwest

As the negative consequences of rising global temperatures due to mankind’s relentless burning of fossil fuels become more and more apparent in communities across the United States, anxiety over finding a place to live safe from the ravages of climate change has also been on the rise. “Millions and likely tens of millions of Americans” will move […]

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What Schools Can Do To Fight Climate Change

Whether you are concerned about fuel prices, global warming, or dependence on foreign oil producers like Russia or Iran, we need to find ways to reduce energy usage. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is taking helpful steps towards this goal. For example, FCPS committed to achieve a 20% reduction of energy usage from 2013 to […]

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How is climate change affecting the US? The government is preparing a nearly 1,700 page answer.

While the release of the fifth National Climate Assessment is still a year away, people across the country have two opportunities to contribute, either by commenting on a recently released draft or by submitting artwork to illustrate the report. The assessment, updated every four years, analyzes trends in global climate change and looks at how the warming planet […]

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Could hemp be a key tool in fight against climate change?

The fast-growing plant is believed to be twice as effective as trees at absorbing and locking up carbon. n all the debates on how to curb climate change, hemp is hardly mentioned. Better known as cannabis, modern varieties of hemp are too weak to use as narcotics, but they are extremely efficient at absorbing and […]

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Forests

Scientists Find The Possibly Oldest Living Tree In The World

Scientists have discovered an alerce tree in southern Chile in an ancient forest that could be over 600 years older than the so far oldest known living tree.

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