Environment

Citizen Science Then And Now. Want To Play The Game?

Our cabin is situated in one of the most remote places in Norway. My family got the place in the early 60ties and at the time there were no roads leading to what then was a fox farm kitchen. It is still one of the most remote areas of Norway. I grew up li ...

Article - Bente Lilja Bye - Sep 15 2015 - 6:42pm

To Make EU Food Sector Renewable Energy Viable, Less Meat And More...Organic Veggies?

Renewable energy is not very sustainable in the European Union (EU) yet but the food industry, which is heavily reliable on subsidies to stay competitive with the rest of the world, needs renewable energy costs to come down to remain viable. Until then, t ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2015 - 7:48pm

The Productivity Of Organic Farming In The US: Mind The Gap

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Article - Steve Savage - Oct 13 2015 - 9:48pm

How Nature Stabilizes Ecosystems During Climate Extremes

It sounded ridiculous when Gina McCarthy claimed nature was fixing itself after they created a toxic waste disaster in Colorado but that future methane needed the EPA to halt it right now, yet science has again shown that nature is more resilient than pol ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 8:30am

Contaminated Land Could Actually Be Good For Trees

The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists. Their findings were published this week in BMC Plant Biology. ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 7:32am

Adaptive Management: Global Warming Will Require New Conservation Models

A threatened tree species in Alaska could serve as a model for integrating ecological and social research methods in efforts to safeguard species that are vulnerable to climate change effects and human activity. In a new study, scientists assessed the hea ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 9:00am

Indirect Effects Of Humans On Water Quality

A study published today shows that a newly studied class of water contaminants that is known to be toxic and hormone disrupting to marine animals is present likely due in part to indirect effects of human activity. The contaminants are more prevalent in p ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2015 - 10:30am

Green Housing To Combat Environmental Pollutants

Low-income housing residents who live in "green" buildings that are built with eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features appear to have fewer "sick building" symptoms (SBS) than residents of traditionally constructed low-inc ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 8:00am

Rise And Fall Of Agrarian States- Climate Volatility

Climate variability is one of the major forces in the rise and fall of agrarian states in Mexico and Peru, according to a team of researchers looking at both climate and archaeological records. "We are arguing that the climate information in both are ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2015 - 8:32pm

Wildflowers On Farms Expose Bees To Neonicotinoids

Bee colonies had a decline in 2006, and a decade earlier, and lots of times going back as far as people kept count of bees, but activists most recently blamed a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, and ignored climate and parasites, the thing that s ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2015 - 7:30am