Tag: energy crisis

Contest Spotlights Best Ideas for Climate Adaptation

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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Sometimes global conservation challenges seem so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. But Solution Search, a global contest to find successful innovation in conservation, aims to change that.

A Q&A With Daniella Alonso of Revolution

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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When the power goes out, you live a little closer to nature — whether you want to or not. Read this Q&A with Revolution cast member Daniella Alonso, featuring her favorite tips, tricks and nature encounters.

The U.S. West’s Energy Future and Development by Design

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Can we develop America’s energy resources in a smarter way that has less impact on biodiversity? Conservancy scientist Holly Copeland explains one way it might just happen.

Leave It to the Amateurs

Written by | December 24th, 2008

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For 72 years, Scientific American ran its popular “Amateur Scientist” column, which debuted in 1928. Projects included constructing an electron accelerator, making amino acids, photographing air currents, measuring the metabolic rate of small animals, extracting antibiotics from soil, culturing aquatic insects, tracking satellites, constructing an atom smasher, extracting the growth substances from a cantaloupe, conducting […]

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