Indoor air quality

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You can’t see it but you may smell it. The cloud of smog lurking under the latest inversion isn’t the only pollution cloud on the horizon. Every house, office and classroom has its own personalized toxic cloud. Last month we explored ultrafine particulate matter from the perspective of outdoor air. This month we’ll look at […]

Greta Thunberg should study economics.

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And U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should study morals. Last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in response to a reporter’s question about whether Greta Thunberg’s proposal to end fossil fuel investment would threaten U.S. economic growth, cleverly dodged the question by saying that the kettle wasn’t black enough. Which was what most of the […]

The Timing of Eternity: Electional Astrology

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You might marry for time and eternity, but it doesn’t have to seem like eternity. If you get it right, you’ll be amazed to find that 20 or 30 years have passed and you still love your partner at least as much as you did when you said “I do.” Not much in a wedding […]

Don’t Get Me Started

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Sixty-five years ago, the Ameri­can Southwest was at the beginning of a uranium boom that left lasting scars on the landscape and the population—men lost to deadly jobs in the uranium mines and mills. Today, the byproducts of that boom, 700,000 tons of waste depleted uranium, are in search of a final resting place.

 
 
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