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Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Apr 19th, 2018

During the past couple of years, I’ve met a lot of people in New England who are concerned about the new prevalence of ticks and Lyme disease.  Most of them...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Apr 11th, 2018

It’s spring and a young man’s fancy may turn to…….gardening.   Across the country, weekends are spent selecting plants at the local nursery to bring home for the yard.   Of course,...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Apr 3rd, 2018

Increasingly we recognize the impacts of small airborne particles on our health.  Breathing particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter, known as PM2.5, is estimated to cause more than 3...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Mar 26th, 2018

Adapted from Science, 23 March 2018

By William H. Schlesinger

James Watt’s steam engine vaulted coal to its major role as a fuel for the Industrial Revolution. In more recent years,...

by Translational Ecology in Environment
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 20th, 2018

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Mar 12th, 2018

The world’s oceans have absorbed a lot of the heat associated with the Earth’s warming climate over the past few decades.  Nowhere has the increase in seawater temperature been greater...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Mar 1st, 2018
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Translational Ecology

Roads to Nowhere

by Bill Schlesinger

I shudder when I hear a proposal for a new road.  I know what follows.  First,

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Feb 21st, 2018

With some 300 million tons of plastic products produced annually, it is not surprising that plastic is ubiquitous debris in the environment. Plastic bags hang in the trees in New...

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