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Why it took a 16-year old to wake up the world to climate change

Greta Thunberg has become for many, a beacon of hope and inspiration as she calls on all governments and people of the world to wake up to the realities of climate change and take more progressive action on human-induced environmental degradation.

Marijuana Compound Effective Against Superbug

A non-psychoactive chemical compound in marijuana is effective in treating the highly resistant superbug MRSA, researchers from McMaster University have discovered.

Scientists Seek Existing Drugs to Repurpose for Virus Patients

A new high-tech transatlantic partnership is working overtime to identify antiviral treatments for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in late December.

Turtle-y Awesome!

The majority of my internship at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Masonboro involved walking and looking for sea turtle nests on the island. I would walk once or twice a week in the hopes of finding new sea turtle nests and nests that had hatched.

Race to Save Madagascar’s Unique Ecology

Left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar's entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070.

Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a visionary German biologist, zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, author and natural history illustrator, and one of the most influential biologists of the 19th century.

Not your everyday walk on the beach

As a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I was able to network through one of my professors to receive an internship at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Masonboro Island. I was particularly interested in the internship because it would allow me to combine both of my majors.

Science in Action: Arctic Residents Embrace Renewables

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College has accepted an invitation to partner with Qaanaaq, an Arctic hunting and fishing community in northwestern Greenland, as the residents transition to renewable energy and an affordable, sustainable future.

Shangri-Lost – My Internship in Nepal

While the Himalayas are truly a spectacle to behold, the greatest challenges in Nepal are not the summits that are there to climb but the adversity that the Nepali people face everyday.

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Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a visionary German biologist, zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, author and natural history illustrator, and one of the most influential biologists of the 19th century.

Not your everyday walk on the beach

As a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I was able to network through one of my professors to receive an internship at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Masonboro Island. I was particularly interested in the internship because it would allow me to combine both of my majors.

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adam’s clear environmentalist’s voice in concert with his breathtaking photography helped to arouse a budding environmental consciousness in the U.S.

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dendrophile: one who loves trees

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Not your everyday walk on the beach

As a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I was able to network through one of my professors to receive an internship at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Masonboro Island. I was particularly interested in the internship because it would allow me to combine both of my majors.

The Human Revolution

Just over 200 years have zipped by since humans began to truly command the planet’s resources in ways that have taken humans to unprecedented heights and advances in modern living.

The Ecological Impact of the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution marked a major turning point in Earth’s ecology and humans’ relationship with their environment. Relatively overnight, it dramatically changed every aspect of human life and lifestyles.

Earth’s Top Five Threats Facing Humanity

The following Top Five Threats Facing Humanity are ranked based on their probability of occurring combined with the level of impact they can or will have if and when they occur. In every case, it most certainly is not a question or if, but when and how.

The Most Important Organism?

On a recent fossil collecting trip a friend asked, “What do you think is the most important organism on the Earth?” She...