The assault on basic knowledge and its discovery is likely to leave our nation behind in the competitive international arena
Concentrations of mercury and pesticides in the animals that live in the polar regions are a living index of the widespread human pollution of nature.
The Northwest Florida State College baseball team gathered together on a sunny Friday morning for both team building and community service. Standing at the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) headquarters in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, theyContinue reading
To estimate the size of dolphin and whale populations, biologists use statistics and a scientific technique called mark-recapture. By taking photos of animals’ dorsal fins or flukes, we can identify individuals and check catalogues ofContinue reading
The RV Reuben Lasker’s flying bridge is where the real action takes place on marine mammal surveys. Situated nearly 50 feet above the water, observers have a better vantage point for spotting whales, dolphins, porpoises,Continue reading
Out in the middle of the Pacific it can sometimes be difficult to tell various species of shearwaters or petrels apart, but tropic birds always stand out due to their white coloration and distinctive wayContinue reading
As an Environmental Fellow placed at the Environmental Defense Fund, I earned the opportunity to serve the Clean Energy team in my hometown, New York City. In my position, I was able to interface withContinue reading
When large nets are used to capture desirable species, there is often “bycatch” of undesirable species that are often thrown back into the water.
What can we, as consumers, do about these myriad issues? The current system is unwieldy and often ugly, but the challenges we face in revolutionizing the textile industry are not insurmountable.
Though field trips are time-consuming and can be expensive, they provide a window into an environmental world that many kids have never experienced before.