Author name: Daniel Hohler

Daniel is a graduate of University of Southern California with a degree in Biology and Anthropology. He attended Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies located on Catalina Island where he did environmental research and marine biology. Daniel has also spent time studying primate social behavior. He currently attends medical school at PCOM-GA. You may contact Daniel on his website http://www.danielhohler.com or on twitter @danielhohler.

Reducing Greenhouse Pollutants will Save Millions of Lives

[social_buttons] New research out of the UK shows definitively that reducing greenhouse gases can save millions of lives around the world. The research makes use of case studies to demonstrate the co-benefits of tackling climate change in four sectors: electricity generation, household energy use, transportation, and food and agriculture. The studies were commissioned by the […]

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Caveman Thanksgiving: Prehistoric Man Roasted Birds Too

[social_buttons] New findings, published in the October issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, indicate early Europeans enjoyed a much broader diet than first suspected. We have known for a long while that early man hunted big game such asย mastodons, now prehistoric bone findings show that early man also hunted and cooked game fowl. The

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Happy Thanksgiving: Turkey Facts as a Tribute to Those who Gave their Lives for our Stomachs

[social_buttons] Whether you are eating turkey or tofurkey this Thanksgiving, you cannot deny the greatย sacrificeย that turkeys are making to fill dinner plates across the nation. I figured I would honor theirย sacrificeย here on the eve of thanksgiving, with some fun turkey facts. More than 45 million turkeys are eaten in the U.S. at Thanksgiving (one sixth

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NASA to Irradiate Monkeys. Horrible Animal Experiments or a Sign of Progress?

[social_buttons] When I first read the news that NASA was going to start experimenting on monkeys with radiation to study the effects of deep space travel, my heart sunk. As an anthropologist who has studied non-human primates I have seen up close the emotions, the feelings, and the physical qualities we share with our evolutionary

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Study Suggests Insecticide Causes Lupus and Arthritis

[social_buttons] New research out of Philadelphia suggests a link between women’s exposure to household insecticides (including roach and mosquito killers) and the autoimmune disorders rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Previous research has shown a link of agricultural pesticides to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Autoimmune diseases are diseases where the immune system goes haywire

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Global Warming: Last Month was the Second Hottest September On Record

This week The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) revealed that last month was the second hottest land and ocean temperature on record for the month of September. NOAA’s records date back to 1880. In the 100 plus year history, only September 2005 showed warmer temperatures. This is a concerning

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Yellowstone Grizzlies Back on Endangered Species List

[social_buttons] In 2007 federal protections were dropped for the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies. Ever since then, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition have been fighting to give protection back to the bears. They argued that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) failed to address the loss of essential food sources for the bears, whitebark pine seeds

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Killer Kelp

[social_buttons] When I was doing research on Catalina Island, there was a wanted poster hanging in the dive locker. Although, this wanted poster was not for any bank robber or bandit. This was a wanted poster for kelp. Undaria pinnatifida, an invasive species from Asia that has hitched a ride on boat’s hulls and ballast

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(Free) Green iPhone Apps Reviewed. Part 1: Free Apps

[social_buttons] Before I get into this topic, please read my article on cancer dedicated to someone special to me, each view constitutes a larger donation to cancer research. http://planetsave.com/blog/2009/07/27/help-me-fight-cancer/ The “green movement” is gaining some steam in the general public, and hey I am all for it.ย  As long as it doesn’t become a fad

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Help Me Fight Cancer

[social_buttons] I will donate each and every dollar generated from this article to charity. That is determined by the number of views that this article receives. So help get this article as many views as possible. On digg, yahoo, reddit, e-mail it, tweet it. Do whatever you can, every view will help. All proceeds will

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37 Years After the Banning of DDT, It Continues to Show Detrimental Health Effects for Humans

[social_buttons] Most of us know the sad and destructive history of former widespread pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane for you chemists). It’s egg shell thining properties have famously taken out many a generation of bald eagle, as well as many other bird species. The once heralded solution to malaria, DDT was sprayed everywhere without a thought. This

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