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Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jul 10th, 2018

“Who are those guys?”

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969

Perhaps I should not have been shocked on Sunday, when the New York Times reported that the United States had blocked...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jul 6th, 2018

As interest grows in methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—negative emissions—it is worth evaluating how effective various approaches might be, especially if we begin to offer payments and...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jun 25th, 2018

I find that our hybrid vehicle gets about 25% more miles per gallon than the equivalent model with only a gasoline engine. Inasmuch as hybrid and all-electric vehicles have become...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jun 18th, 2018

When I use a “carbon tracker” to calculate my CO2 emissions, I usually find that the amount of airplane travel is the largest annual contributor to my impact on the Earth’s...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Jun 7th, 2018

One of my more popular blogs, Lawn Gazing, was posted 29 June 2015 (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/gazing-at-your-lawn-on-a-summer-afternoon/), in which I suggested that our attention to a perfectly manicured lawn is...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu May 31st, 2018

This land where I travel once fashion with beauty now stands with scars on her face

The wide open spaces are closin’ in quickly from the ways of the whole...

Translational Ecology
Wed May 23rd, 2018

Controversy reigns at the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt with the help of Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), is proposing to censor some forms of science that have been...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu May 17th, 2018

Ecologists love species diversity.  But it remains a major conundrum why the highest diversity of plants is most often associated with nutrient-poor soils, rather than in the rich, fertile soils...

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