Nicholas School Blogs

Florida Manatees and Electric Plants

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Erika sees hundreds of manatees at Tampa Electric.

Clathrates

Global warming may beget drastically more global warming, if we ever destabilize the pool of methane clathrates that are buried in polar regions.

Chemical Safety: A Wake Up Call

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No one should have to die for common sense policy to be put into place. But they already have. Now it is up to the rest of us to take a stand.

Don’t be scared of trillions

Xander Kent and Richard Branson.

A report from the outskirts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Explore More

There was an National Geographic article recently published highlighting the emergence of new scientific evidence supporting what I think most of us have known all along: nature is good for us.

River Retreat 2016: Structure and Function

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To some, January is the first month of the Gregorian calendar, the beginning of a new semester, or just damn cold; but for the River Center, January is also associated with River Retreat. What is the River Retreat? It is not the gradual retreat of rivers back to their montane source (because water flows downhill), but rather, a weekend retreat for students, post-docs, and professors for the purpose of expanding our minds, creativity, family-feud skills, and camaraderie. River Retreat is an annual tradition (now in its 12th year), founded by Nic School professor Martin Doyle, and is organized around a […]

El amanecer

It is such a beautiful world….and it is a beautiful thing, this thing we call Life.

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