Desert feeds jungle.

11 August 2010 grant b 0

Nature reveals a hidden connection between Sahara dust and the Amazon rainforest: Significant amounts of plant nutrients have been found in atmospheric mineral dust blowing […]

Washing away.

30 April 2010 grant b 0

Slate (yeah, not the first place I look for science news, but hey) unearths the sad truth about beaches that aren’t going to be beaches […]

Cookbook ecology

22 March 2010 grant b 0

“Trophic level” is a measure of how far up the food chain an animal is. It’s generally used in ecological studies to show how much […]

Our Antarctic Getaway

4 December 2009 grant b 0

New Scientist has a lovely brochure for a summer place down south – far, far south: The cool climate of Antarctica was a refuge for […]

Terror from the farm.

7 September 2009 grant b 0

Johns Hopkins University is unleashing a wave of… no, wait. It’s farms. Johns Hopkins is just warning about it. Farms, however, are unleashing a wave […]

Deadly plastic ocean.

25 August 2009 grant b 0

Discovery brings up the grim possibility that we’re all doomed to die in an invisible toxic wave: Patterns in ocean currents create conglomerations of swirling […]

Sushi ain’t green.

17 April 2009 grant b 0

Scientific American raises the alarming prospect that, much quicker than anyone expected, bluefin tuna is going the way of the dodo: As European fishing fleets […]

Of Wind and Fish.

18 November 2008 grant b 0

MSNBC recently reported on an unusual idea – that offshore wind farms would be not only good for creating clean energy, but they’d also boost […]