Noise Pollution Causing Songbirds To Cheat On Each Other

August 31, 2011 by  
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Photo by chapmankj75 via Flickr CC Noise pollution from humans is guilty of many things — causing whales to lose their way, killing giant squid, leading baby fish away from good habitat, and generally stressing out animals. But while we know noise pollution in the oceans is causing whales to yell their songs, scientists have only just discovered that it is also causing birds to change their tune — and it seems to lead to a problem with fidelity and mate selection. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Studying Radioactive Sulfur From Fukushima Teaches Us About Coal Pollution From China

August 18, 2011 by  
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In amongst all the coverage of and concern about the Fukushima nuclear disaster the fact that air pollution from coal power plants in normal operation kills far more people each year than does nuclear power rose to the top. As for the fallout of that nuclear disaster, Boing Boing has an interesting new story on how studying the radioactive sulfur from Fukushima is helping us learn more about coal pollution–and how … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Mindfully Looking at The Way of Natural History (Book Review)

August 18, 2011 by  
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The Way of Natural History , edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner and published by Trinity University Press (Texas), recently came across my desk for review. The premise of the compilation is to bring together “scientists, nature writers, poets, and Zen practitioners” to “show how mindful attention to the natural world can bring rewarding and surprising discoveries” and is “a key pathway to nurturing our humanity.” Or so the b… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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13-Year-Old Makes A Solar Breakthrough With Fibonacci Sequence

August 18, 2011 by  
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image via American Museum of Natural History One would be excused for suspecting that Aidan Dwyer, said to be 13, is in fact a small, very young-looking, 37-year-old college-educated con-man of the highest order. Such is not the case though for what the young Long Island lad has accomplished in a feat typically associated with much older individuals. As reported on the Patch community website out of Northport, N.Y., Aidan has used the Fibonacci sequence to devise a more efficient way to collect

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Mosquitos In Senegal Develop Resistance to Anti-Malarial Bed Netting

August 18, 2011 by  
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Some potential discouraging news in the worldwide battle against malaria : A report from Senegal shows that mosquitos can rapidly develop resistance to insecticide used to impregnate bed nets. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cruise Liner Pollution Kills Up to 8,300 People a Year in US and Canada, Says EPA

March 22, 2010 by  
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Photo via Alex Hofford Newly proposed restrictions would limit the amount of pollution their ships can emit in waters 200 miles around the coast of the US and Canada.

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Grist’s Collection of "Things You Should Never Put in Your Mouth"

March 22, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Grist A cheeseburger in a can, a grape flavored apple, and a whole chicken—in a can. These are just some of the curiosities Grist has rounded up in their slideshow of “Things You Should Never Put in Your Mouth.”..

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