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Entries by David Ropeik from 05/2010

Oil Spills and the Human Response to Catastrophe

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Books

The problem is that, like books about any catastrophe, the books about this spill will focus our attention on a single high-profile event, and distract us from far greater risks.

Oil Spills and Nuclear Waste Dumps: Giving States Choice

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Green

Giving states veto power over offshore drilling within 75 miles of shore doesn't make it any less likely that oil rigs might collapse, so why does it seem to make the risk of offshore different?

Scientists Bring Back Artificial Life -- and Our Fear of Frankenstein

| Posted 05.20.2010 | Technology

The ability to construct DNA and insert it into living reproducing cells has almost unimaginable promise. But scientists need to tell us what they are doing to keep their work safe.