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Translational Ecololgy
Wed Feb 13th, 2019

In the annals of invasive species, humans would surely rank among the best. Rabbits, Red deer, rats and feral cats offer no match to the worldwide impact of the human...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 5th, 2019

Wind power has emerged as the most cost-effective means to generate electricity. Already more than 20% of the electricity in Iowa and Texas is captured from the wind, and in...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Jan 24th, 2019

Where the surf meets the turf, the world’s coastlines harbor a number of specialized marine habitats, including estuaries, salt marshes and tidal flats. Many of these are among the Earth’s...

Translational Ecology
Wed Jan 16th, 2019

During the next few months, we’ll spread 20 million tons of salt on roads and sidewalks across the northern tier of the U.S. Mostly, this is rock salt, also known...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Jan 9th, 2019

There has been a lot of media attention in recent weeks devoted to “natural climate solutions”—various ways by which we can reduce the potential for damaging climate change by the...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 1st, 2019

Every year the Washington Post publishes a list of “What’s Out and What’s In” for Washington, D.C. On New Year’s Day, we always spend a few minutes with friends trying...

Translational Ecololgy
Thu Dec 27th, 2018

All children are fascinated by farts. So are atmospheric chemists.

Farts are produced by anaerobic (without oxygen) digestion in the intestine. About 1% of flatulence is composed of malodorous, volatile...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Dec 18th, 2018

It used to be that young children wondered about the reality of Santa Claus. Would Santa show up on Christmas Eve?  And parents turned the whole controversy to good ends...

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