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Archive: Science & Technology

17 Aug 2015

Global Extinction Rates: Why Do Estimates Vary So Wildly?

by FRED PEARCE
Is it 150 species a day or 24 a day or far less than that? Prominent scientists cite dramatically different numbers when estimating the rate at which species are going extinct. Why is that? READ MORE

13 Aug 2015

Probing the Rich Inner Lives Of the Planet’s Wild Animals

by DIANE TOOMEY
Scientist Carl Safina has examined our steadily evolving understanding of the complex interactions among the more social members of the animal world. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about why it’s vital to our humanity to empathize more deeply with wild creatures. READ MORE

04 Aug 2015

As Ocean Waters Heat Up, A Quest to Create ‘Super Corals’

by NICOLA JONES
With the world’s coral reefs increasingly threatened by warmer and more acidic seas, scientists are selectively breeding corals to create species with the best chance to survive in the coming century and beyond. Are genetically modified corals next? READ MORE

23 Jul 2015

With Camera Drones, New Tool For Viewing and Saving Nature

by DIANE TOOMEY
Filmmaker Thomas Lennon says camera drones have opened up dramatic new possibilities for seeing the natural world and inspiring the public to protect it. In an e360 interview, he talks about how his drone video from the Delaware River illustrates the potential of this new technology. READ MORE

13 Jul 2015

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World

by JIM ROBBINS
As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach: preserving those landscapes that are most likely to endure as the world warms. READ MORE

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e360 digest

27 Aug 2015: NASA Study Quantifies Plants' Role in Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effect

20 Aug 2015: Global Warming Has Worsened California Drought By Roughly 25 Percent

13 Aug 2015: Dangerously Hot and Humid Days Soon Will Become Regular Occurrences

13 Aug 2015: Interview: A Scientist Who Probes The Rich Inner Lives of Animals

10 Aug 2015: Major Algal Blooms Visible Off Both Coasts of U.S., Satellite Images Show

06 Aug 2015: Mimicking Butterfly Wings Can Improve Efficiency of Solar Energy Systems

04 Aug 2015: Study Finds Glaciers Melting At Unprecidented Rates Around the Globe

31 Jul 2015: Severe Droughts Affect Forests And CO2 Storage for Years, Study Shows

23 Jul 2015: With Camera Drones, New Tool For Viewing and Saving Nature

17 Jul 2015: 2014 Set Multiple Global Climate Records, NOAA Analysis Concludes


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