- The 'Poverty Trap' Not Just A Human Phenomenon
In the human world, some humans try to bank money to obtain financial security and occasionally form groups to reduce risks and increase gains. Regardless of well-known financial wisdom, some people still end up in 'poverty traps', where because ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 5:08pm
- Pesticide Concentration In Groundwater Not Increasing Despite Greater Pesticide Use
With larger populations and greater demand for food, pesticide usage has increased over the last few decades. Luckily, a new study has found that concentrations in ground water have not matched the increase. Samples taken from over 300 wells across the US ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2008 - 7:19pm
- The Nutrient Exchange Impact Of Climate Change On Lakes
Climate change will have different effects on lakes in warmer and colder regions of the globe, according to Japanese and German researchers following studies of very deep caldera lakes in Japan. Scientists from Hokkaido University, the Hokkaido Institute o ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 21 2008 - 2:36pm
- More Fertilizers Creating A Nitrogen Threat To Sea Life
A rise in carbon emissions is not the only threat to the planet. Changes to the nitrogen cycle, caused in large part by the widespread use of fertilizers, are also damaging both water quality and aquatic life. These concerns are highlighted by Professor Gr ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 21 2008 - 2:39pm
- Sushi Selection Criteria: What Choices Are Good For You AND The Environment?
Making a selection at a sushi bar used to simply be about deciding how adventurous you wanted to be, and making sure to steer clear of the deadly poisonous puffer fish (unless you really trusted your sushi chef). But now a whole new list of selection crit ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Oct 23 2008 - 1:55am
- Greenhouse Gas Auctions Generate Revenue But Will It Help The Environment?
The following makes perfect sense- to the government. Let companies that generate no carbon emissions now be treated like they do. Sell those 'emission rights' to companies that are heavier polluters in an auction format, highest bidder wins. For ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2008 - 2:34pm
- Radon Exposure At Old Uranium Plant Underestimated- Study
University of Cincinnati scientists say that a recent scientific study of a now-closed uranium processing plant near Cincinnati has identified a second, potentially more significant source of radon exposure for former workers. That source—six silos fille ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2008 - 12:03pm
- Global Warming Hasn't Hurt Rainforest Diversity (Yet)
The Amazon rainforest is a puzzle of ecology. Despite concerns about climate change, rainforests are thriving, even in the face of drought. In a new Science study conducted in the Yasuni forest dynamics plot of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del E ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2008 - 4:23pm
- Tell Your Boss- Fewer Meetings Might Save The Environment
Does your boss feel like an environmentally aware entrepreneur? If so, it might be worth mentioning that business travel, conferences and meetings have an effect on the environment. Virtual participation is possible but computers, networks and the e ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2008 - 1:58am
- Go Wild With These Facts And Myths About Halloween's Favorite Animals
Halloween is a holiday with lots of creepy wildlife associated with it, but are they really so creepy? From toads to bats to owls, the National Wildlife Federation shares the facts about these animals and what they are up to at this time of year, which mi ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2018 - 11:14am