- Guns, Guitars And Greenpeace
As a younger man, I was a big fan of Greenpeace. As time went on, I thought they lost their focus by branching out from protesting nuclear weapons to whaling and trees and basically hanging out a shingle that said, "If you send us money, we will prote ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Jan 7 2008 - 1:06am
- Study: No Evidence The Tropical Forests Are Declining
By any measure, Dr. Alan Grainger, Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Leeds, is an internationally-renowned expert on tropical deforestation. He is the author of numerous scientific papers since 1978 and a book, Controlling Tropical Deforest ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2008 - 7:47pm
- LRX: Guilt-Free Luxury SUV Unveiled By Land Rover
Vegetable-tanned leather, a bio-diesel ready engine and sustainable carpet materials? It's the luxury SUV Leonardo DiCaprio won't be afraid to drive. The LRX hybrid cross-coupe concept is Land Rover's attempt to create a new market- expensiv ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2008 - 6:30pm
- Study: The Ecosystem Is Nonlinear So We Don't Need An All-Or-Nothing Approach
The preservation of coastal ecosystem services such as clean water, storm buffers or fisheries protection does not have to be an all-or-nothing approach, a new study indicates, and a better understanding of how ecosystems actually respond to protection eff ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2008 - 2:48pm
- Baking Soda: Removes Stains, Odors, And Combats Global Warming
Baking soda is one of those wonder substances with useful applications far beyond simple baked goods. We all know we can open a box and leave it in our fridge to combat odors. But as a result of innovative work done by Skyonic Corporation in Texas, baking ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Jan 23 2008 - 9:13pm
- Is There A Link Between Pesticides And Diabetes?
In the most recent edition of the Lancet, Cambridge scientists Drs. Oliver Jones and Julian Griffin highlight the need to research the possible link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs, a group which includes many pesticides) and insulin resistanc ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2008 - 12:40pm
- Make Big Climate Changes By Thinking Small: Microbe Small
We might think we control the climate but unless we harness the powers of our microbial co-habitants on this planet we might be fighting a losing battle. Humans mostly affect the atmosphere indirectly by our activities. Most human-induced methane comes fro ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 29 2008 - 10:51am
- Back To Nature: Old Oil And Rubber Plants Get New Attention
There's renewed interested in guayule and lesquerella, two native Texas plants, said Dr. Mike Foster, a research scientist with the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock Texas AgriLife Research. Guayule produces a natural rubber with ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2008 - 1:54pm
- Yulex Wants To Boost Allergy-Free Natural Rubber Usage
Yulex Corporation, a Maricopa, Arizona company that develops clean technologies to derive bio-based materials and products including natural latex, rubber and renewable energy sources from the desert plant guayule (why-YOU-lee), has added two experts in it ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2008 - 2:04pm
- Earthwatch Helps Shed Light On Threats To Wetland Wildlife
Results from field research supported by Earthwatch, the international environmental charity, will help scientists predict threats to wildlife should climate change result in a sea level rise in the Baltic. During the six year research programme, coordinat ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2008 - 5:31am