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Aug22

The price of ivory

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The demand for ivory in Asia is reaching epic proportions, fueling organized crime and threatening the future of the African elephant. (more…)

Aug21

Tides in the Bay of Fundy

Bay of Fundy

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The Bay of Fundy is on the Atlantic coast on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada.  It is the site of several national and provincial parks as well as the location of major ports for the pulp and paper industry.  But the Bay of Fundy’s greatest claim to fame is that it may have the largest tidal range in the world. (more…)

Aug20

Waiting to feel climate change

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Even though the scientific evidence for the dangers of human-made climate change is overwhelming at this point, there is still plenty of skepticism about it among ordinary people and, unfortunately, among policy makers.  An important factor in this situation is that we don’t experience climate; we experience weather and weather is highly variable. (more…)

Aug19

Save the frogs

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Since the 1980s, there has been a worldwide decline in the population of amphibians – frogs, toads, and salamanders.  For a while, biologists were skeptical that these declines were anything more than natural variations.  However, study after study has revealed that the amphibian decline is a real and severe threat to biodiversity. (more…)

Aug18

Urban mining

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Mining precious metals like gold, silver and these days copper is extremely costly as well as being energy-intensive, environmentally harmful, and dangerous.  We continue to seek precious metals because they are not just used for ornamentation; they are essential parts of modern electronic devices. (more…)

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