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Project Aids Environmental Decisions in the Face of Complicated Trade-offs
September 16, 2009
Energy shortages, climate change, pollution -- some of the world's most pressing problems weigh on the shoulders of some of the world's most hard-pressed people. Michigan State University researchers aim to help them sort out such complex problems.
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