Alejandro Mendez-ruiz

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Fight against giant snail moves to Broward

Along 136th Avenue in western Davie, where spacious houses stand on wooded, multi-acre lots, the battle has begun against a particularly slimy and …

Transportation biggest air polluter

<b>What are some of the more dangerous threats to our air quality and what can be done to eliminate them so we can all breathe more easily?</b><p><i>— Melanie</i> …

Can Genetic Engineering Save the Florida Orange?

Genetically modified oranges might save Florida's blighted groves—if Americans will drink the juice.<p>Citrus greening, the plague that could wipe out Florida's $9 billion orange industry, begins with the touch of a jumpy brown bug on a sun-kissed leaf.<p>From there, the bacterial disease incubates in …

‘Clean Coal’ With Carbon Capture Debuts in North America (Not in U.S.)

A first-of-its-kind coal-fired power plant retrofitted with technology to capture and store most of the carbon dioxide produced at one of its boilers officially began operations this week in Saskatchewan, Canada. Meanwhile, a similar project in Illinois to demonstrate a cleaner way to burn the …

Fossil Fuels

BP oil spill money to build $58 million beachfront hotel in Alabama | NOLA.com

Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but …

Down the drain: Do surfactants harm the environment? Not likely, report finds

What happens to soap and detergent surfactants when they run down the drain? Do they seep into the groundwater, lakes and streams, where they could …