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Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 19th, 2019

Green plants contain an enzyme, known as Rubisco, which captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and uses it to build the sugars that plants use to grow and we use...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Mar 8th, 2019

Agriculture accounts for about 1/3 of our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, so it is with some enthusiasm that I would embrace efforts by agronomists to reduce these forms of pollution....

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Feb 28th, 2019

Milk is a staple of the human diet, particularly for growing children. It provides a source of protein, calcium, Vitamin D, and other nutritional benefits to diet. For lactose-intolerant folks,...

Translational Ecololgy
Wed Feb 20th, 2019

Currently there are about 75,000,000 pigs in the United States. They generate a lot of poop, for which disposal is an ongoing problem in need of good solutions. North Carolina...

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...

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