See "Living with Climate Change in the Arctic," September/October 2005, p. 18

Water World Satellite data indicate that more than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Alaska, and Antarctica have melted since 2003, in what scientists say is a clear sign of global warming. More than half of this loss occurred in Greenland, which released enough water to fill some 11 Chesapeake Bays.

See "California Drives the Future of the Automobile," March/April 2005, p. 26

Sin-o' Success China's BYD Auto has announced plans to introduce a range of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the United States by 2011. This could make it the first Chinese automaker to enter the competitive U.S. market, beating many established companies in offering an extended-range electric vehicle.

See "A Little Rocket Fuel with Your Salad?," November/December 2003, p. 12

Toxic Error The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admits it failed to consider the cumulative impact of perchlorate, a contaminant in rocket fuel, when evaluating the toxin's health effects, according to a review. High levels of perchlorate, which blocks the accumulation of iodide in the human thyroid, have been found in drinking...

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