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"Food" For Thought Bajinder Paul
Category: The Environment Published: January 2020
"High winds produced by severe winter storms present the possibility of . . . Power outages that can compromise the safety of stored food."
 
A Tree Grows in . . . Pasadena Kathy Svitil
Category: The Environment Published: July 2018
How many--and what kind of--trees are in the urban landscape? An algorithm developed at Caltech may provide the answer.
 
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Morgan Kelly
Category: The Environment Published: July 2018
The classic triangular form in which land area uniformly decreases as elevation increases applies to about 1/3 of the world's mountain ranges, yet it guides conservation plans and research related to climate change.
 
Americans Express Ecological Concerns
World of Science Category: The Environment Published: June 2006
 
Ancient Maya Left Lasting Impression
World of Science Category: The Environment Published: June 2018
 
Birds of a Feather. . . Nicolas Gonzalez
Category: The Environment Published: July 2018
". . . Because more birds have the potential to move into national parks than move out, public lands will continue serving as important bird habitats despite a changing climate."
 
Carbon Capture Needs Jump-Start
News View Category: The Environment Published: August 2012
 
Cattle Ranches Offer Hope for Grassland Birds Nicholas Gonzalez
Category: The Environment Published: September 2019
"Each year, more and more of North America's grasslands and prairies disappear under the plow, while our changing climate will only further squeeze the birds of this misunderstood landscape."
 
Changing the Climat Is a Family Affair Seymour Simon
Category: The Environment Published: September 2010
". . . Think of science learning as an ongoing experience. . . . There is no power for change greater than a child discovering what he or she cares about."
 
Context Is King Sonia Fernandez
Category: The Environment Published: September 2019
Researchers have "found that the context in which renewable energy policy is framed--particularly in terms of jobs, electricity costs, and pollution--has a tremedous impact on a person's opinion of it."
 
Corn Is King, but Biofuels at Crossroads
News View Category: The Environment Published: August 2009
 
Farms Use Sustainable Intensification Practices
World of Science Category: The Environment Published: June 2019
 
Global Changes Threaten Millions
News View Category: The Environment Published: December 2009
 
Global Warming is Leading to Water Shortages Laura Arenschield
Category: The Environment Published: May 2019
Rapidly melting glaciers are causing similar problems on two continents.
 
Home on the Range Kim Baker
Category: The Environment Published: March 2018
". . . When you see a prairie dog town, remember there is more than meets the eye. Most is underground and the drama that unfolds both day and night is better than any reality TV show."
 
Hurricane Perception Chris Emery
Category: The Environment Published: September 2017
Hurricanes may be worse, but experience, gender, and politics determine if you believe it.
 
In Katrina's Wake Mark Klinedinst
Category: The Environment Published: July 2016
"To many in the Katrina zone, recovery became the strom after the strom."
 
New Light from the Dimwits in Congress
News View Category: The Environment Published: April 2011
 
Pandemic's Silver Lining: Eco Awareness
News View Category: The Environment Published: August 2020
 
Placing the "Fault" on CO2 Steve Carr
Category: The Environment Published: July 2018
"Carbon dioxide from Earth's interior is thought to be released into the atmosphere mostly via degassing from active volcanoes."
 
Public Health Risks from "Animal Farm"
World of Science Category: The Environment Published: June 2012
 
So, What Do You Believe? Nora Drake
Category: The Environment Published: September 2017
One major takeaway from the Yale Climate Opinion Maps is that many Americans feel removed from climate change, both in time and distance.
 
Still Too Early to Assess Effects of Gulf Oil Spill
News View Category: The Environment Published: August 2010
 
Stressed-Out Coral Pam Frost Gorder
Category: The Environment Published: July 2018
". . . Two separate effects of climate change combine to destabilize different populations of coral microbes . . . opening the door for bad bacteria to overpopulate corals' mucus and their bodies as a whole."
 
The Consciousness of Animals Dale Peterson
Category: The Environment Published: May 2016
"[Giraffes, among other] animals…are creatures with awareness and minds. They are conscious beings, as we are, and the logical, legal, social, moral, and religious ramifications of this likely truth are just beginning to emerge."
 
Trees Play Role in Production of Smog
World of Science Category: The Environment Published: June 2013
 
Weathering the Aftermath of a Cat 5 Christine Perakis
Category: The Environment Published: November 2018
"Even if the physical damage is limited, the emotional toll still exacts a price. Normal life becomes untenable."
 
Young Americans Taking Eco Action
News View Category: The Environment Published: December 2018