Report tallies pros and cons (mostly cons) of CO2

What, quantitatively, is the social cost of carbon dioxide—the economic damage caused by a 1-ton increase in emissions or the benefits of a 1-ton decrease? Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel power plants, motor vehicles, and other human sources are the...
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Using Sugar and Carbon Dioxide to Make Plastics

Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonate is...
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Our pursuit of happiness makes us sad

Social pressure to feel happy can actually have the opposite effect–and might contribute to the prevalence of depression–according to recent research. “Depression rates are higher in countries that place a premium on happiness,” says social psychologist Brock Bastian. “Rather than...
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