- Peru: A Rainforest Conservation Success Story
A new regional study shows that land-use policies in Peru have been key to tempering rain forest degradation and destruction in that country. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology led an international effort to analyze seven ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 11 2007 - 10:31pm
- Industrial Soot And Its Arctic Impact
Scientists from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and their collaborators have determined that Northern Hemisphere industrial pollution resulted in a seven-fold increase in black carbon (soot) in Arctic snow during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 11 2007 - 10:33pm
- Carbon Market Puts 20 Percent Of Tropical Forest At Risk
Cutting and burning tropical forests releases the atmospheric carbon they store, contributing significantly to global climate change. ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 8:54pm
- Virtual Reality Can Help Tackle Climate Change
It may not seem intuitive that virtual reality can impact the real world environment but it's been shown to have a great deal of leverage in the UK, namely as a principal mechanism for stimulating support for wind farms. SEE3D, part of the University ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 14 2007 - 7:25pm
- Wildlife Conservation Society Scientists Create Photographic Archive Of Individual Elephants
Researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society and India’s Nature Conservation Foundation have developed a unique “photographic capture-recapture” survey method that identifies individual male elephants, specifically by the shape and size of their tusks, e ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2007 - 2:37pm
- Organic Vegetables: Are They Really Better Than Conventionally Grown?
With all the talk of contaminated food pouring in from China and elsewhere, I have to wonder how safe our food supply really is. Let’s face it! It’s not just food coming from outside our borders that contain things not normally considered edible. ...
Article - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:45pm
- Inkjet-printable Solar Panels... Really!
Research in all manner of renewable energy technologies abounds. There’s tidal energy, underwater turbines, biological fuel cells, cow poop power. You name it someone’s probably having a go at it. Now researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology ...
Article - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:43pm
- Saving The Kakapo From Extinction
One of the strangest and most endangered birds in the world, the kakapo, is being brought back from the brink of extinction with the help of scientists from the University of Glasgow. The largest of all parrot species, flightless, nocturnal and plant-eatin ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2007 - 7:58pm
- How Snakes Survive Starvation
Snakes are relatively new on the world scene, having been around for about 100 million years. Yet they currently comprise about half of all reptile species. This new kid on the evolutionary block's novel survival strategies could be used to determine ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2007 - 4:47pm
- Engineering Cereals To Grow In Toxic Soil
When soils are too acidic, aluminum that is locked up in clay minerals dissolves into the soil as toxic ions, making it hard for most plants to grow. Aluminum toxicity limits crop production in as much as half the world's arable land, mostly in develo ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2007 - 5:05pm