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Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Nov 11th, 2019

Cement and concrete are essential to the construction of nearly all roads and buildings in the modern world. The production of these materials is responsible for substantial emissions of carbon...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Oct 31st, 2019

This is a blog about environmental science—how it helps us understand the world around us and how it can be used to make decisions for better management and adaptation for...

Translational Ecology
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Environment
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 22nd, 2019

I just returned from a conference at Al Gore’s farm in Carthage, Tennessee, where about 300 stakeholders gathered to discuss the contributions of farming to rising carbon dioxide in the...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Oct 17th, 2019

With increasing interest in the role of natural solutions to climate change, especially the uptake of carbon dioxide by vegetation, we need to recognize what constitutes a real carbon “sink”—a...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Oct 11th, 2019

Every person breathes thousands of gallons of air each day, making air the greatest potential source of toxic exposure known to humankind. Occupational exposure to air contaminated with the toxics...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Sep 29th, 2019

Patriot: noun, singular
a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.

When photographed from space, the Earth appears as a...

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...

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