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Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 17th, 2019

Although often attributed to Sir John Crapper, it was Alexander Cumming who perfected the design of the flush toilet in 1775, forever changing the way that humans dispose of their...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Sep 9th, 2019

I suppose it should be of no great surprise that the recent furor to curb the use of fossil fuels has spawned the idea that trees—firewood—are a form of renewable...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Aug 29th, 2019

The Trump administration claims that it is committed to providing clean air and water for all Americans. Here, the operative word is “for,” as if humans merely take from the...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Aug 22nd, 2019

One of the flip-sides of global warming is the increasing likelihood of widespread drought. The effects of drought on crops are well known, but drought is also likely to take...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Aug 12th, 2019

ncreasingly, we hear of nitrogen pollution affecting the water quality of rivers, the productivity of estuaries, and the particulate matter in the air we breathe. Nearly all nitrogen pollution stems...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Aug 1st, 2019

A local resident here in Maine asked what she should do for an injured hummingbird. After a long winter and sluggish spring, we relish the return of hummingbirds. And, considering...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jul 26th, 2019

One of the worst proposals by the Trump Administration is to roll back some protections of the Clean Water Act for surface waters. This comes at a time when the...

Translational Ecololgy
Mon Jul 15th, 2019

Every spring when the weather gets delightfully warm enough, my wife and I walk the shoreline of our property on Cobscook Bay, to pick up all human-associated debris that has...

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