Emissions danger stats focus of Science Cafe

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Derek Munyon
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Global Warming, air and water pollution are some of the biggest problems facing us today and will continue to be issues in the future.  While some parts of the population refuse to see this as an issue, those that do need to take action to prevent our world from becoming uninhabitable for future generations. This is the discussion that the Omaha Science Café is having on Sept. 1.

David Hallberg, who has served as legislative director for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, will be discussing the public health of gasoline emissions in urban areas at the Slowdown, 725 N. 14th St. at 7 p.m.

Hallberg was involved in drafting ethanol legislation from 1977 to 1981.  He also served as the president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, which he founded, from 1981 to 1985.  He was a member of the delegation to the G8 form on climate change in Japan in 2001.  He holds 3 U.S. patents for his work in renewable fuels and was appointed by Gov. Ben Nelson to serve on the Nebraska Ethanol Board from 1998 to 2010.

The Science Café will offer an interactive face-to-face experience with this award-winning scientist.  A question and answer period will follow a presentation.  Attendees must be 21 and over.  Pizza will be provided for the first 50 attendees.

PHOTO COURTESY OF UNMC
PHOTO COURTESY OF UNMC

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