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Citizen Scientist
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Environment
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Apr 3rd, 2017

The concept of household water use is fairly easy to grasp—total water use is measured by the municipal water company and per capita water use is calculated by dividing by...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Environment
Wed Mar 29th, 2017

Salamanders are amphibians most abundant in the northern hemisphere. In legend salamanders remain associated with fire, perhaps because when salamanders are dunked in fermented substances they are reputed to impart...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 28th, 2017

The New York Times reports that most Americans believe that our climate is changing, and a majority of them feel that the combustion of coal should be scaled back.  But,...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 21st, 2017

Reports that the world’s oceans showed a two percent decline in oxygen content over the past 50 years gathered a lot of press attention a couple of weeks ago. This...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 14th, 2017

Ronald Reagan said they caused air pollution. Ecologists say they cool the air locally.  Realtors say they increase housing values. Divergent views on trees!

Considered alone, there is some basis...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Mar 6th, 2017

As it gets harder for anyone to believe that the global climate is not changing, the argument seems to be shifting to whether or not the changes are caused by...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Feb 27th, 2017

The White House has decreed that for every new regulation enacted, two existing regulations must be nullified.  Regulatory overseers are now assigned to every Federal agency that might consider adding...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Feb 21st, 2017

Speciation and extinction are ordinary processes in the natural world. The fossil record suggests that most of the species that have ever lived on Earth have gone extinct.  About 10...

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