For many years, ecology focused on how competition for space and resources determined communities in nature (bottom-up controls). The field was revolutionized with growing understanding of how keystone predators effect ecosystems from the top-down. ArguablyContinue reading
Picture yourself exploring the largest Muslim country on Earth. Does your mind wander through scenes of sand dunes and camels, or crowded markets with burqa and tunic clad people? Can you almost hear the Imams calling theContinue reading
If you look at Singapore from above, it resembles a crab, with its mouth at the Singapore river and the back facing Malaysia. The Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, has persistent practice of Feng ShuiContinue reading
Did you ever imagine that such an unassuming ecosystem could be so essential to life on this planet?
My favorite time of day is sunrise. I wake up generally every day between 5:30 and 6 AM. This leaves me enough time to make a breakfast big enough for five, and sneak inContinue reading
Maybe, just maybe, what is happening at Oroville will begin to wake up the American public to what is happening all around them when it comes to dams.
A land of sea, sky and sand. Harsh deserts filled with tenacious botanical oddities emerge from a nutrient-rich sea pulsing with life. Thin strips of mangroves form the boundary layer between these two worlds withContinue reading
Linda Behnken says, “Small-scale fishermen are tremendously strong voices for sustainable fisheries. They’re people who care about having healthy oceans and productive fisheries to pass on to the next generation…And when people from rural communities lose access, they lose a way of life, they lose self esteem.”
How does the difficulty of combatting climate change compare to the war on poverty or the race to put a man on the moon?
When people mention the Republic of Seychelles, plush beach vacations most often come to mind. However, these islands may soon be known for something else: marine reserves. With the help of the Nature Conservancy, SeychellesContinue reading