When environmentalists, farmers, and loggers speak about forests, the discussion usually revolves around the issue of deforestation, which is one of the largest contributors to climate change. As James … [Read full article]
In one of the first moves to begin restoration of the Gulf of Mexico after the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees … [Read full article]
Reporting her results from a fifth Gulf of Mexico expedition ending this past December, University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye has been to the bottom and back, and her … [Read full article]
The restoration of rivers throughout America needs to be carried out with a mind for the role played by the North American beaver, says a Kansas State University professor. Often … [Read full article]
Two ecologist discover that by adapting Google’s Page Rank algorithm they were able to “reverse engineer” the collapse of food webs, and thus determining which species in a given web are most critical to the web’s existence.
The ‘bearded goby’ (Sufflogobius bibarbatus), a small, common, prey species of fish, has become adapted to the “toxic” conditions near the sea floor of this pelagic zone. Analysis of the fish’s gut has shown that up to 60% of its diet consists of jellyfish–a marine creature few animals prey upon due to their venomous stings. Remarkably, the fish has become the pivotal player in a newly emergent ecosystem.
UPDATE: THIS CAMPAIGN IS BACKED/CREATED BY THE OIL INDUSTRY, TO SHIRK RESPONSIBILITY. SANDRA BULLOCK IS NOW DISOWNING IT. A lot of people want the Gulf of Mexico restored, but when … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] I remember the good old days, playing backyard baseball. Every now and then the perfect pitch would come, and, no matter how terribly I’d been hitting up to that … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] In the Obama Administration’s proposed 2010 budget, it’s $475 million in new money in the first year for Great Lakes restoration. The five lakes hold about 6 quadrillion gallons … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] As a child, eggs were special one day of the year: Easter. Back then an egg was a treasure. But since my parents stopped hiding eggs for me, eggs … [Read full article]