Tag: West Nile virus

Solving Problems That Don’t Exist—Yet

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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An extremely rare bird that occurs on only one island off California faces an unusual conservation problem. Our scientist explains the unique ways we’re fighting to save it.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2010

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Fearful of West Nile virus, scientists are trapping and vaccinating Santa Cruz Island’s rare scrub jays one by one. (LA Times)
  2. How to purify drinking water without chlorine: add a little silver, cotton and electricity. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A blogger explains why we have to invest in green infrastructure now. (ClimateBiz)
  4. Are toilet seat covers just a waste of paper? (Ask Umbra)
  5. Hey dog owners! Your pooch’s poop could be a source of energy. (The Daily Green)

Invasive Species: National Security Threat?

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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Each year, new insects, plants and microbes slip into the United States unnoticed. Most quickly perish, but some wreak havoc: they spread tree diseases, wipe out native species, endanger whole ecosystems. In a global society, such introductions are perhaps inevitable. Conservationists continually warn that prevention is cheaper than control, but with so many other national […]

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