February 1, 2018 Biology Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity Olive Heffernan Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0218-44 Originally published as "Troubled Waters" in Scientific American Volume 318, Issue 2 November 1, 1955 The Sciences The floor of the great ocean is incised with tremendous furrows.The bottoms of several are farther below sea level than Everest is above it. They are clues to the history of the earth's crust... Robert L. Fisher and Roger Revelle Scientific American Volume 193, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1155-36 October 1, 1982 The Sciences In most of the Temperate Zone a new colony of honeybees must locate a snug shelter in order to survive the winter. The search is carried out by the older "scout" bees with remarkable rigor... Thomas D. Seeley Scientific American Volume 247, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1082-158 October 1, 2014 Sustainability Methane hydrates could solve the world's energy challenge—or make global warming worse Lisa Margonelli Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1014-82 Originally published as "An Inconvenient Ice" in Scientific American Volume 311, Issue 4 February 1, 2000 Sustainability Sequestering carbon dioxide underground or in the deep ocean could help alleviate concerns about climate change Howard Herzog, Baldur Eliasson and Olav Kaarstad February 2000 10.1038/scientificamerican0200-72 September 10, 2008 How do you get permission to drill for oil or natural gas on federal lands? There are a lot of crude (not oil) answers to that question, according to a new report from the Interior Department's Inspector General... David Biello July 1, 1989 The Sciences When the earth's rigid shell is rifted, the ductile rock of the mantle wells up and partially melts. Spectacular volcanic outbursts ensue when the mantle is only slightly hotter than normal... Dan P. McKenzie and Robert S. White Scientific American Volume 261, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0789-62 July 1, 1979 The Sciences Technology from 1900 to 1950, Galileo at work, color vision, the warm tuna Philip Morrison Scientific American Volume 241, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0779-29 Originally published as "Books" in Scientific American Volume 241, Issue 1 September 1, 1990 Sustainability New technologies-superwindows, compact fluorescent lights and automated-control systems-combined with other strategies, such as shade trees and light -colored buildings, could reduce building energy bills by half... Arthur H. Rosenfeld and Rick Bevington Scientific American Volume 263, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0990-76 March 1, 1966 Sustainability To learn more about the ocean and harvest its resources, men must be able to live and work as free divers on the continental shelf. Several research programs are currently developing this ability... Joseph B. MacInnis Scientific American Volume 214, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0366-24 December 19, 2010 Sustainability She set out to revolutionize US ocean management -- but first she faced the oil spill. Jane Lubchenco is 's Newsmaker of the Year. November 12, 2008 Sustainability How a warming climate leads to freezing penguins, with journalist and author Jon Bowermaster, who has kayaked the world's seas, most recently in Antarctica. And Cynthia Graber takes us on a tour with a new M.I.T... Steve Mirsky January 1, 1974 Sustainability The President's appeal for U.S. energy self-suflciency by 1980 cannot be regarded as realistic. The long-range options that are open to the nation are here considered in a “taxonomic” approach... David J. Rose Scientific American Volume 230, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0174-20 October 1, 1987 Tech Supercomputers may assume a major role in industry. They have already greatly influenced the design of such aerodynamically efficient products as airplanes and cars Albert M. Erisman and Kenneth W. Neves Scientific American Volume 257, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1087-162 November 1, 1985 The Sciences They are fault-bounded blocks of crust that accrete to the ancient cores of the continents. The process makes the continents increase in extent and reworks them into what amount to geologic collages... David G. Howell Scientific American Volume 253, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1185-116 November 11, 2004 The Sciences THE EDITORS January 16, 2013 Sustainability Bob Paine showed that keystone species can radically reshape their ecosystems, and he fathered an academic family that had done the same for ecology Ed Yong and Nature magazine October 6, 2014 Sustainability When it comes to spewing methane, big oil companies and little wildcatters both make the list for biggest contributors to global warming Gayathri Vaidyanathan and ClimateWire August 1, 2010 Biology Carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, imperiling the growth and reproduction of species from plankton to squid Marah J. Hardt and Carl Safina August 2010 10.1038/scientificamerican0810-66 Originally published as "Threatening Ocean Life" in August 2010 July 11, 2017 Conservation Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat... Steve Mirsky Support Science Journalism
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