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2013 study by the University of South Dakota published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.
2013 review of research and article in the journal Science on the global energy consumption of Internet and communications technology.
2009 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors study, comparing the environmental performance of incandescents, compact fluorescents and LEDs
2012 review of scientific literature on potential health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas.
2011 study by Yale University, Texas A&M, and Boston University on the global impact of low-density urban sprawl.
Roundup of recent studies on global warming, rising average temperatures, and public and private opinions on climate change.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the change in probability of extreme weather events such as heat waves.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Bureau on the history and current severity of U.S. national and regional droughts, including policy responses.
2012 report from the Congressional Research Service providing an overview of U.S. energy production and consumption.
2012 paper published in the journal Science on historic patterns in carbon dioxide and ocean acidification and the implications for the future.
2011 United Nations report on the transfer, adoption and disposal of information communication technology in West Africa.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on business results for the five biggest U.S. oil companies over the past five years.
2012 report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the potential impacts of climate change and potential management strategies.
2011 study by Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Center on the energy contained in discarded plastics and its economic value.
2011 study surveying and analyzing scientific opinion on issues of global climate change and its causes.
2010 study on how electricity prices, labor laws and environmental regulations affect where manufacturers locate.
U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report presenting the latest consensus science on temperature rise, its causes and future implications
Report by the United Nations Environment Program and World Meteorological Organization on the impact of black carbon and other substances on the climate and health.
2011 report by the EPA on how location factors into household energy use totals.
2011 study by Cornell University on uncounted greenhouse gas impacts of unconventional extraction and hydraulic fracturing.