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Costs and values: The legacy of the Exxon Valdez disaster

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from The Fate of Nature by Charles Wohlforth, published on June 8 by St. Martins Press. The Fate of Nature considers the burgeoning science of human nature and behavior, using Alaska as a starting point to explore our capacity to save the planet from environmental decline...

July 30, 2010 — Charles Wohlforth

Thaw deal: Climate change could leave penguins in the dark

Few animals can live totally in the dark, and penguins are no exception. But new research shows that climate change could soon rob Adélie penguins ( Pygoscelis adeliae ) of the sunlight they need to survive, and that could drive them into extinction.The problem comes from melting sea ice, according to the report in the July 2010 issue of Ecology ...

July 29, 2010 — John Platt

Origins: Going Back to Where the Story Really Starts

Sometimes we forget where a story really starts. Are electric cars new? Where did malaria start? Who invented spaghetti? Read on, for the surprising origins of many strange and familiar things...

July 28, 2010 — Brendan Borrell, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Mike May

Can Australia save the dingo from extinction?

Where did the Australian dingo go? Once present throughout that country, the feared predator ( Canis lupus dingo ) in its current form is on its way to extinction as it is either killed or breeds and hybridizes with domesticated dogs...

July 26, 2010 — John Platt
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