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Blood-sucking insects and ticks, Oh my

Tropical mosquitoes that carry these diseases are expanding northward in the United States and elsewhere.

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Size Matters

The most efficient way to preserve biodiversity in North America will be to insure the preservation of large tracts of habitat

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Wildlife is where you find it

Recently, I was in New York City on a warm spring day, hustling with the multitudes down Park Avenue in Midtown along the concrete walks that pass by J.P. Morgan-Chase, Deutsch Bank, and other giants of the financial world.  Waiting for the crossing light at 48th street, I noted an attractive young woman on the opposite corner who was staring intently at a sign post.  Not the sign, but the sign post.   Now, I always seem to see strange things in New York, but fascination with a sign post was not yet on my list. When the light indicated that […]

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You have cancer!

Environmental effects may increase the incidence of cancer in tissues that are predisposed to have a high risk due to frequent stem cell divisions.

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Biofuel forests for the future?

The forest products industry likes to cut trees, but trees are the most efficient way we know to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

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In quest of the steady-state

Sustainability will not be achieved with rising human population and increasing resource use.

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When we cast a blind eye to the exposure of people to toxics during the disassembly of our products, we are ignoring the true cost of those products to the environment—what economists call an externality.

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