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How Much Nature Do We Have to Use?

How Much Nature Do We Have to Use?

Its so easy to slip into debt, but so hard to dig oneself out. Just ask the typical wage earnereven business and national leaders. People who know better still wait for that next paycheck, assumed pay raise or small miracle to help them catch up...

December 12, 2013 — Mathis Wackernagel
Solar-Powered Ford Aims to Drive Off-Grid

Solar-Powered Ford Aims to Drive Off-Grid

Solar-powered cars have been little more than a novelty to date, experimental vehicles resembling photovoltaic-laden surfboards designed mostly for racing across deserts.

January 3, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Whale Poop

Earlier this week we talked about how to use whale snot for science. I especially enjoyed blog bff Scicurious‘s take on the study: Budgetary requirement: $5000 for series of expensive remote control helicopters...

April 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Climate Preparedness Index Reveals Rich-Poor Gap

High in the Peruvian Andes 8,000 alpacas died during a particularly harsh period of cold in the summer of 2004. For the herders who raise and shear these long-haired beasts for a living, it was a huge loss amounting to one fifth of all the alpacas living in that region of the highlands...

November 21, 2014 — Amy Nordrum

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall...

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock

Arctic creepy-crawlies part II: woolly bear caterpillars

This is the second part of my two-part mini series on Arctic creepy-crawlies. Part I: ice worms can be found here. Part II: Woolly bear caterpillar The Arctic woolly bear moth (Gynaephora groenlandica) is found in Greenland and Canada around the Arctic Circle...

June 29, 2014 — S.E. Gould

Policing Seafood with DNA

A federal task force should look seriously at investing in genomic methods that allow the simultaneous study of multiple genes

August 19, 2015 — Ben Shouse and Scott Baker
What's in Your Air? [Interactive]

What's in Your Air? [Interactive]

Take a deep breath. Hold it. Now, release. Breathing is an amazing bodily function, one that is fundamental to life and an act that we do both automatically and conscientiously.

May 6, 2015 — Angel Hsu & Alisa Zomer

Africa's Congo Could Lose Vast Forests

The Democratic Republic of the Congo needs aggressive protections against foreign investors who want to turn the second-largest forest stock on Earth into farmland

July 6, 2015 — Elizabeth Harball and ClimateWire
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine