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February 2015

Lava Flows Are For The Birds - February 17, 2015
Raising endangered birds...on a volcano? It has benefits -- or, so says Alan Lieberman, head of the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center, perched on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano. The center is operated by the San Deigo Zoo and is part of Hawaii�...

The Car Wash - February 16, 2015
That classic American pastime, washing the family car, might soon get washed down the drain. Some communities struggling with water pollution, and especially those in the drought-plagued West, are thinking beyond alternative cars, to alternative c...

Be Environmentally Friendly In This Life And The Next - February 13, 2015
It's possible to be eco-friendly in this life and the next, with "green," or, "natural" burials. Bob Butz, author of "Going Out Green," describes them as burials that are personal, inexpensive, formaldehyde-free ...

Tailpipe Carbon Recycling - February 12, 2015
Imagine a conventional, gas-powered car, with no carbon emissions. I mean, absolutely zero. In the cartoon world, the only way to do that was a banana up the tailpipe. But researchers at Georgia Tech propose capturing and storing carbon exhaust. I...

Healthier Cities - February 11, 2015
The shape of our cities might be determining...the shape of our bodies. Several recent studies conclude that sprawling, car-dependent communities correspond with sprawling waistlines and children with breathing problems. The effects in some cas...

Green Reaper - February 10, 2015
Have you ever thought of using your loved ones as compost? Uh, I'd better explain... There's a growing interest in environmentally friendly burials -- the kind that don't put a ton of concrete into the earth to create a vault, or co...

Where The Buffalo Roam - February 9, 2015
Home, home on the range only covers 20 percent of what it used to. That's worldwide, according to a new study from the World Wildlife Fund. Human encroachment has pushed elk, buffalo, tigers and other large migratory mammals to the fringes of la...

Where’s The Beef? - February 6, 2015
Economist Nathan Fiala of the University of California at Irvine has a beef...about beef. Specifically, he's concerned about the impact producing beef has on warming the atmosphere. How much impact? All-told, producing a pound of beef generat...

Team Tracking Slower Species Emergence - February 5, 2015
French poet Paul Valery wrote, "the trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be." He might've been onto something. According to a study by biologists at the University of Pennsylvania, new species are emerging -...

We All Benefit From Biodiversity - February 4, 2015
The business of conservation -- preserving and protecting an ecosystem and all of the plants and animals in it -- is often characterized as interfering with people's ability to make a living. However, a study led by scientists from Conservati...

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