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Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): Drinking Water
MTBE, a gasoline oxygenater additive, has been detected in ground water sources throughout different parts of the country. These ground water sources are often the source of drinking water, and the presence of methyl...
Absolute vs. Intensity-Based Emission Caps
As governments begin to consider regulation of greenhouse gases, many are turning to market-based initiatives. Such programs assign emitters a certain share of emissions, and allow them to trade for emissions rights in...
Past and Future Effects of Ozone on Net Primary Production and Carbon Sequestration Using a Global B
Felzer et al. studied how ozone, a toxic gas produced in polluted air, is and will affect the ability of plants to store carbon and keep it from affecting the climate. While the researchers find increasingly negative...
Are Cap-and-Trade Programs more Environmentally Effective than Conventional Regulation?
This working paper, created by Denny A. Ellerman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explores the consequences of cap-and-trade policies, where the total air pollutant emissions of a whole set of polluters are...
A Process-based Analysis of Methane Exchanges Between Alaskan Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Atmosph
Methane is a greenhouse gas that is less abundant than carbon dioxide, but has a much more potent effect. It is also a greenhouse gas that is often present in natural systems. Zhuang et al. used computer modelling to...
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