What Happens When Seawater Invades Freshwater Aquifers?

October 17, 2016 – In a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters last month, researchers at University of South Florida, Michigan Technological University, University of ... Continue Reading →

14 Year Study of Genetically Modified Soybean and Corn (Maize) Yields Interesting Results

October 10, 2016 – Research at University of Virginia, Kansas State, Michigan State and Iowa State Universities studying the period from 1998 to 2011, assembled directly-observed ... Continue Reading →
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Imagine A Future of Reproduction Without Sex

October 3, 2016 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest email blast he talks about the impact of technology on sex and reproduction including topics such as: reproduction without sex, ... Continue Reading →
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Dams Have an Unintended Consequence: Methane Emissions

October 1, 2016 – Hydroelectric projects exploit the power of rivers by damming them up and creating an artificial drop to exploit the energy generated from the descending flow. ... Continue Reading →
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Rainforests May Save Us from Ourselves as They Adapt to Climate Change

September 12, 2016 – According to a new study described in the August 29, 2016 online edition of Nature Climate Change, plant trait diversity within the Amazon rainforest may ... Continue Reading →
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Target Malaria Could Become Target Zika, Target Chikungunya and Other Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

September 8, 2016 – When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was increasing its financial contribution to Target Malaria, a project focused on mosquito-killing ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Talks About the Strength that Comes with Diversity from a Biological Perspective

September 2, 2016 – In his latest email missive, David Suzuki responds to the ongoing turmoil coming from the post-Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the current presidential ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Asks How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

August 26, 2016 – In the latest email from the David Suzuki Foundation, it looks at urbanization, climate change, and food production pointing to a future where cities become ... Continue Reading →
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Interplanetary Mining Just Around the Corner

August 10, 2016 – We are less than a year away from seeing the first commercial mining operator launch a test mission into near-earth orbit with plans to follow up before the ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Talks About The Future of Hydroelectric Power in a Warming World

July 18, 2016 –In an email I received from the David Suzuki Foundation he talks about how global warming will impact a most important renewable energy source, hydroelectric power. ... Continue Reading →