Category: Nature Brains

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Review: An Eternity of Eagles

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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Eagles that ride with Mongolian horsemen, eagles that are worshipped, eagles that attack and eat people: The “world’s most fascinating bird” is even wilder than you think. A review of Stephen Bodio’s latest book, An Eternity of Eagles.

3 Ways to Help Science with Your Computer or Smartphone

Written by | October 22nd, 2012

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You love nature and science. And you love your smartphone. Here are 3 ways these seemingly disparate loves can come together.

Decisions, Decisions: How to Get to Yes with Science and Water

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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Intern Justin Kozak learned a few things when he bought his first car—lessons that he’s applying today at his internship with the Conservancy to create a science-based decision process for restoration in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin.

The Science Behind Mapping Our Water

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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“Where Does Your Water Come From?” is an interactive map that gives you direct access to the latest science and data on the sources of your drinking water. Learn about the scientific process and cool technology behind this first-of-its-kind map.

60 Seconds with Edenise Garcia

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Amazon conservation is her area of expertise, Alaskan malamutes are her favorite dogs–meet a Conservancy scientist helping lower global deforestation and secure indigenous rights.

Shifting Sands in the Bayou

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin is gaining land, which seems like a good thing in an era of rising sea levels, right? Conservancy intern Anne Hayden explains what shifting sands mean in this landscape already altered by people.

How’s Our Water Doing? Answering that Question in the Bayou State

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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Louisiana has historically been a water-rich state, but that could change as sea-level rise and scarcity problems come closer. See how scientists are helping devise a state-wide water plan.

Bison Bellows & Bones: Student-Scientists on the Prairie

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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Follow bison herds; record bison as they fight, bellow and urinate on themselves; collect bison bones; repeat. It’s just another “day at the office” for these student researchers from Gustavus Adolphus College.

The Quickest, Easiest Way to Save Water

Written by | October 9th, 2012

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You can offset your entire home water use by changing just one meal per week. Surprised? Get the data on water conservation from a scientist.

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