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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...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jan 8th, 2018

As we hear pressures to roll back some of the provisions that ensure clean air, largely in pursuit of unfettered  economic activity, it is worth spending a little time reflecting...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Dec 28th, 2017

I’ve blogged on methane before. After a couple of years’ hiatus, the concentration of methane in the atmosphere resumed its rise, which has nearly tripled the historical concentration in the...

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