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March 2015

Coast Report - March 31, 2015
If we gave our coastlines an environmental report card, what grade should they get? Surprise! There IS a report, and it gives our coasts about a grade "C." It's called the National Coastal Condition Report, and it's the third i...

Health Factors Threaten Gorillas But Why? - March 30, 2015
What's a significant threat to the survival of captive gorillas? Surprisingly it's heart disease. It's ironic. In the wild, gorillas inch closer to extinction daily from habitat loss and poaching. Because of this troubling outlook f...

Coal Gasification - March 27, 2015
It's no news flash that, over the years, one of the dirtiest sources of energy has been coal; in fact, it's among the top contributors to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The challenge, according to the U.S. government's Energy Inf...

Recipe For Plastic Decomposition - March 26, 2015
It's good to know that tomorrow's scientists are solving environmental problems today. Meet Daniel Burd from Waterloo, Canada. Daniel's interested in science and recycling. As a 16 year old, he was annoyed by the avalanche of polyet...

Brighter Bulbs - March 25, 2015
What do you get when you cross folk art with photonic technology? A very bright idea. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have combined cell phone displays and the craft of punched tin to create a new light bulb that could hit living rooms wi...

Farming The Wind - March 24, 2015
Farming has always been subject to the uncertainties of weather and market conditions. But farmers in Huron County, Michigan, have found something they finally can count on. The wind! Blowing across Lake Huron, the wind there is always ripe for...

New Partners On The Range - March 23, 2015
The words, "holistic," and "cattle range" aren't often heard together. But in California, "holistic range management" is indeed all the rage on the range. And that thanks to the California Rangeland Conservation ...

Arctic Fisheries - March 20, 2015
In 1945, John Steinbeck wrote a novel called Cannery Row. In it he told the story of life in Monterey, California -- a thriving fishing port at that time. But the story didn't end well, the ocean's changed, the fishing pressure stayed hi...

High Fashion Green, For Less - March 19, 2015
Let's talk about high fashion and Target, the big box store. The two seemingly opposites converged, recently, largely because of the environmentally focused business ethic of runway designer Rogan Gregory. Gregory is a 30-something New Yor...

Glass Bottle Comeback - March 18, 2015
Believe it or not, just two generations ago, it was unheard of not to recycle glass beverage bottles. Today, that idea itself is getting recycled. Until the 1930s, most beer and soda came in glass bottles that got washed and refilled many times...

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