Tag: Climate Change

Citizen Science Tuesday: Plankton Portal

Plankton, these seemingly inconsequential organisms affect the entire ocean. And you can help scientists understand them. Discover new life with Plankton Portal.

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Penguin Impostor, Sustainability Bowl and Climate Depression

Also in our best of the web: never go in a python cave, reintroducing the Iberian lynx to Portugal and eating invasives is trending in the UK.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Smithsonian Bumblebee Project

A key to understanding problems facing bumblebees is hiding in the Smithsonian collections. Make these records available & be part of the Smithsonian legacy.

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Scientists’ Costumes, Missing Oil and Amphibian Quest

Also in our best of the web: Swim through oceans at your desk, Google Maps takes you inside Jane Goodall’s house, and 10 reasons bats are cooler than you think.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Bat Detective

This Halloween: Where can you hear a sound that most people never hear, teach computers a lesson & improve scientific data on vulnerable bats? Try Bat Detective!

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Lek at This, Billboard Fins and Shrinking Goats

Also in our best of the web: “bottling” the sun, fall foliage changes with the climate, California drought hits pumpkins and solar lights up Georgia.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Monarchs Journey North

Why do monarchs migrate? How do they know when to go to Mexico? How do they know where to fly? Citizen Scientists are finding the answers on Journey North.

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I Am Dolphin, Vulture Restaurants and Climate-Smart Military

Also in our best of the web: worst case sea level rise, a reason to love power lines, why scientists do what they do and 3D printing goes solar.

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Conservation and Food Security: The $115 Billion Question

In situ conservation of crop wild relatives: an overlooked strategy for food security, and conservation has the best tools and expertise for the job.

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Know Thy Corvids, Salmon Saver and Garlic Cures Trees

Also in our best of the web: Jon Stewart puts climate change at the top of the threat list, when black bears roamed Manhattan, how 5 flyers flap and a world without chocolate.

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Octopus Cannibals, Cheetah Apocrypha and Antarctic Gravity

Also in our best of the web: 5 ways to stop wildlife decline, Australian heat wave linked to climate change. Steven Pinker on style & coming out as a scientist.

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Safe(r) Spaces for Species under Climate Change

Climate change might change everything for conservation. How can we protect biodiversity as species move & adapt? New study says conserve “flexible” landscapes.

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Resilient Sheep, Butterfly Cloud and 10 Vanishing Species

Also in our best of the web: the side effects of ‘antifreeze’ in fish, balancing environment with renewable energy and a farewell to the Krullwich Wonders blog.

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A Fully Loaded, Double-Barreled Forest Climate Solution

A recent New York Times op-ed by Nadine Unger claimed planting trees would actually accelerate climate change. Here’s why she’s wrong–and why forest conservation is critical to any climate solution.

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Ghost Lemurs, Seeking Nemo, and the $100B Hurricane

Also in our best of the web: drought maps, Jersey shore, plastic plunder and the eternal question: casket, cremate or compost?

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