Category Archives: Environment

Journal Club: Starlings on Prozac: How pharmaceuticals may affect wildlife

SUMMARY: Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds A study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Biology, revealed that some psychiatric … Continue reading

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Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood

by Taras Grescoe, this well-written and meticulously researched book will open your eyes to the plight of the world’s oceans — all because of that swordfish steak sitting on your plate Continue reading

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Invasive Exotic Species: More than Meets the Eye

Genetic analyses of an exotic invasive parrot species reveals (1) a cryptic species and (2) support for the notion that the pet trade was involved in establishing this invasive species in the USA Continue reading

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Arid Country in the Palouse

Even though I consider both Seattle and NYC to be my homes, this is where I grew up Continue reading

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The Plight of the Penguins Predicts the Coming Plight of Humans

Research shows that new challenges that are reducing the survival of temperate penguin species — and that of all marine species. Continue reading

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Going, Going, GONE! Deforestation of Papua New Guinea Threatens Island Biodiversity

Do you dream of visiting the rainforests of New Guinea? You’d better hurry before there’s nothing left! Continue reading

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Our Disappearing Arctic Ice

Everybody learn to swim! Continue reading

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The Earth's Temperature Since 1884

This streaming video shows you the average surface temperature for the earth since 1884. Continue reading

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Mangrove Destruction Magnified Burmese Tragedy

Destruction of mangroves results in yet another human tragedy, this time, in the wake of cyclone Nargis. Continue reading

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Five Easy Ways to Save The Planet

An amusing but instructive video describing five easy ways that you can contribute to saving the planet. Continue reading

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