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Archive: Science & Technology

17 Jun 2015

Cloning a Mammoth: Science Fiction or Conservation Tool?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Beth Shapiro has published a new book that looks at the many questions – both technical and ethical – surrounding any attempt to revive extinct species. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she explains why she believes new genetic technology could benefit critical ecosystems. READ MORE

15 Jun 2015

Beyond the Perfect Drought: California’s Real Water Crisis

by GLEN MACDONALD
The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt. READ MORE

04 Jun 2015

Genetically Modified Mosquito Sparks a Controversy in Florida

by LISA PALMER
Officials in the Florida Keys are seeking to use a GM mosquito that could help prevent a recurrence of dengue fever there. But fears among some residents — which scientists say are unfounded — are slowing the release of mosquitoes whose offspring are genetically programmed to die. READ MORE

21 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

by JOHN C. CANNON
The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, a Nigerian scientist working to save the gorillas describes how local villagers are vital to protecting these apes. READ MORE

23 Apr 2015

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

by DIANE TOOMEY
Oklahoma officials this week said oil and gas activity was the likely cause of the stunning increase in earthquakes in the state. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about what has caused this growing problem and what can be done about it. READ MORE

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29 Jun 2015: Rain Harvesting Could Provide Major Economic Benefit in India, Study Finds

25 Jun 2015: Photo Gallery: Scenes From The Golden Age of Animal Tracking

24 Jun 2015: Global Fine Particle Pollution On the Rise Despite Regional Improvements

22 Jun 2015: Researchers Look to Design of Owl Wings to Make Quieter Wind Turbines

19 Jun 2015: Jet Contrails Can Affect Air Temperature in Some Areas, Study Shows

17 Jun 2015: Harnessing Evaporation Could Yield More Power than Wind, Study Shows

17 Jun 2015: Interview: Is Cloning Mammoths Science Fiction or Conservation?

16 Jun 2015: Human Data Can Improve Ecosystem Service Models, Study Says

15 Jun 2015: Biodiversity Limits Parasites In Humans, Wildlife, and Plants, Study Says

10 Jun 2015: Jet Fuel from Sugarcane Cuts Aviation Carbon Emissions, Study Says


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