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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.

Urban Farm

The idea of an Urban Farm, with food grown just a subway or a bus ride away has taken hold. Kellan Davidson of Ithaca College talks with The Battery Conservancy’s Farm Manager Carol Hammer about farming for production and community in Manhattan.

Fixation on Nitrogen

Scientists at three North American universities have discovered one of nature’s “backup methods” for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients. Research published today in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” shows that the process may be more resilient than previously known.

MIT Engineers Find New Way to Remove CO2 From Air

A new way of removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from a stream of air could provide a valuable tool in the battle against climate change say the engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, who developed the new system.

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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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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

Earth as seen at night from space today show high concentrations of human industrialization. 200 years ago, such a picture would show...

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

There are many threats facing life on our planet today.  There always have been since life first began to evolve some 3.8 billion...

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...