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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...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 13th, 2018

Among my peers, I am perhaps best known for developing one of the first estimates of the amount of carbon in the world’s soils.  Soils contain organic matter, also known...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 6th, 2018

As primates, humans evolved as a daylight species.  In the developed world, we now regularly subject ourselves to longer days through artificial lighting. Nights are also destined to become brighter...

Translational Ecology
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Environment
Tue Jan 30th, 2018

We all do it, mostly every day.  And, it causes environmental pollution.  It’s called poop, and it is a resource that should be used more efficiently.

When we eat food,...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 23rd, 2018

In recent months, we have heard a lot about inequality—in race, gender and taxation. Traditionally, inequality has been related to the distribution of income or accumulated wealth in human society—a...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 16th, 2018

I had to chuckle over the recent Wall Street Journal report that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had rejected Trump’s plans to subsidize the coal and nuclear power industries—to prop them...

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