Biodiversity

Genetic Resources Being Assessed in Light of Climate Change

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February 2, 2015 - We have finally made it to our wintering spot here in Southern Florida where my wife and I plan to spend the next few weeks. Please forgive the hiatus in my postings but this annual migration recharges my batteries every winter and gives me hours on the road to think about subjects of interest to you my readers.

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

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January 19, 2015 - The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum<

Mars is Changing Our Perspective About Earth and Life in the Universe

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January 9, 2015 - The recent detection of methane spikes on Mars reported here in a posting on December 17th, is part of mounting evidence for the existence of life on the Red Planet.

The Polar Sea and Arctic Declaration

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December 28, 2014 - Several weeks ago the Ontario television public broadcaster, OTV, aired a 10-part series of one-hour documentaries telling the tale of a personal adventure by Richard Tegner, a Swede, seen on the left in the image below, who decided to navigate the

New Research Shows What Happens When Plankton Ingests Oil Spills

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December 27, 2014 - When an oil spill happens in the ocean much of it gets ingested by small marine creatures like the ones seen in the picture below.

 

Breakthroughs on Climate Change

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A number of striking developments suggest a series of breakthroughs on climate change, alternative energy, and other critical environmental issues.

GLOBAL AGREEMENT AMONG 196 NATIONS

Ten Positives to Talk About as 2014 Comes to an End

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December 19, 2014 - In my last posting I presented ten disturbing statistics about our 21st century world. There are, however, signs that we humans haven't yet succumbed to a hopeless future. So let's look at ten technological innovations and the positive disruption they bring to this century, leading to a much better outcome by the year 2100.

Disturbing Statistics as 2014 Ends - May be Unsuitable for Some Readers

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December 18, 2014 - With 2015 a mere two weeks away I thought a year-in-review look at where we are trending would give humanity a sense of urgency about tackling the many challenges we are imposing on our species and the other inhabitants of this planet.

Climate Change Peru Meeting Proposal - Fishing Vessels as Climate Change Sentinels

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November 23, 2014 - LIMA COP20 will meet on December 9, 2014 in Peru. Its goal to begin shaping the global agreement by nations, industry, financial institutions and NGOs to reduce carbon emissions.

Unforeseen Consequences Post Acid Rain

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November 21, 2014 - When I was a young man we lived two blocks from a freshwater-fed pond by the name of Tillplain. Today it is gone, covered and built upon. That's where the high school I graduated from currently stands. But that pond unlocked the mysteries of life for me and so I remember it fondly.

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