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When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

Selfie of the Curiosity Rover taken on Mars, via NASA

Clayton Nagle, Editor

March 6, 2018

As part of the 18th Annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures series, Wednesday evening brought another speaker to the Smithwick Theater. Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, a planetary scientist working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab who worked directly on the Curiosity rover, gave an intriguing talk on the various ways...

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017

In 1990, the US’ total CO2E (CO2 equivalent) output was roughly 5 gigatons per year. Emissions rose steadily over almost 2 decades, peaking at 6 gigatons around 2008. Since then, US emissions have fallen to 5.6 gigatons. At first this was likely due to the global economic downturn in 2008-09. Indeed,...

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