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Entries by Bill Chameides from 03/2013

Worker Slowdown in Global Warming World

| Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

Clearly folks don't work so well when it gets hot and humid. So bottom line: labor productivity is on a downward spiral.

Climate Change Chatter, Issue 6

| Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

On March 7, Sally Jewell, the president and chief executive officer of REI, appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Interior Department. Here's a look at Jewell's thoughts on climate and related issues.

Computers and Appliances: Today's Home-Based Energy Hogs

| Posted 03.12.2013 | Green

The Energy Information Administration is touting the fact that "heating and cooling" now comprise less than half of our residential energy usage. But that's only half the story.

Methane Hydrates: The Next Natural Gas Boom?

| Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

A test-well for collecting gas hydrates in Mallik, Canada. (Photo: USGS) There's a whole lot of methane in them thar seaflooor. But is it good as gold...

El Nino, La Nina and Global Warming

| Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

Is there a connection? And if so, how does it work? Does a warming world lead to more El Ninos? More La Ninas? Or more intense El Ninos and La Ninas?

Congress's Affair With Ethanol: Love Gone Wrong?

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Green

Knowing what's behind Congress's passion for ethanol as a fuel is not quite as inscrutable as knowing what sparks romantic love, so let's look at some possibilities.