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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...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Jul 3rd, 2019

So few of us have spent much time beneath the sea that it is not widely appreciated that the ocean is a noisy place. Sound carries longer distances at faster...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jun 25th, 2019

Among the 80,000 compounds that help promise “better living through chemistry,” are 3,000 or so perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) that repel grease and water. These have widespread use in non-stick...

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