International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The Convention on Biological Diversity has established a target of 10 percent of all coastal and marine waters being protected in reserves by 2020.

Genetic Engineers and Conservation Biologists: Scenes From a First Date

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sipping coffee one morning in early April, my eyes quickly darted to an article in my city newspaper by our local hunting columnist entitled “De-extinction coming to Montana.” You may already be asking yourself, just what is synthetic biology? PLOS Biology 11:e10011530.

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What Do The Planet Earth, the Human Brain and Schumann Resonance.

The Alien Next Door

Everything in life is vibration —Albert Einstein “All vibrating things in this world have their own, ‘natural’ frequency which they are most comfortable with,” writes Sanjay Aqrawal in an Ezine article entitled “Brain Entrainment and Schumann Resonance”.

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How smart are parrots?

10,000 Birds

Plus, the article is freely available (click the link above). Birds Behavioral Biology Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta monachus research Parrots are smarter than Nebo the dog. “Nebo.” ” The dog’s name came from the direction of the enclosed front porch of the tin-roofed concrete block home of my friend Bwana Ndege, in Isiro, Zaire. “Nebo.” ” It sounded like an older woman, a somewhat crackly voice, insistent. “Nebo.

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Polar Cities Reprised, Tsunami, tsunami, tsunami.

The Alien Next Door

A few years ago, February 22, 2008 to be specific, I posted an article on my now good friend, Danny Bloom (journalist, philosopher, scholar and activist).

2011 152

Mad Men Go Falcon Trapping

Nature Conservancy - Science

I recently came across a 1952 LIFE magazine article profiling a group of falcon banders working on Assateague Island, Maryland. Along with the article is a series of striking photos of the banders and their lifestyle on the coast. The thrill of victory: bird banders capture a falcon.

Why oil and gas companies should buy whales hearing aids

Green Prophet

More articles about whales and other marine mammals in the Mediterranean and Middle East: New Arabian Humpback Whale Species Located in Oman. Travel Marine Biology marine environment Whales

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Rising to the Challenge of Biodiversity Conservation in a Human-dominated World

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a recent peer-reviewed article in the scientific journal Conservation Biology , I propose a framework that conservation organizations can use in today’s complex world to set objectives and plan strategies to achieve them. Click here to see a PDF of the article.).

Environmental Economics: uFollow

Environmental Economics

Once you create an account you can add authors, sources, and channels to the stream of articles that you receive.

What Altruism in Animals can Teach Us About Ourselves

The Alien Next Door

See my article on microbiologist Lynn Margulis , who explored a nontraditional paradigm based on cooperation. The Quarterly Review of Biology 74(2):171-194. PloS Biology, 5(7), e184.

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The AER is 100 years old?

Environmental Economics

It doesn't look a day over 60: In an article that appears in the 100 th anniversary issue of the American Economic Review ( AER ) – “The Problem of the Commons:  Still Unsettled After 100 Years” – I focus on some important, unsettled problems of the commons.

2011 151

Winter Weight Gain and Why There Are More Plants and Animals in the Tropics

Nature Conservancy - Science

Inside the issue is an outstanding article by Jim Brown presenting arguments and counterarguments for why there is more diversity in the tropics. In other words, the warm and more consistent temperature of the tropics “affects the rate of metabolism and all biological activity.”.

2014 62

The Cooler: Conservation’s Identity Crisis

Nature Conservancy - Science

This week, Hillary Rosner did one of the most thorough jobs to date of summarizing that identity crisis in her Ensia article, “Is Conservation Extinct?” Focusing on protecting biological processes, not species or places, is a key strategy that all conservationists can agree with, she says.

Happy or Right? The Modern Day Woman’s Dilemma. ~ Sara Plummer

Elephant Journal

I considered calling this article, “How feminism f#*ked us” or “A feminist contemplates getting her boobs done.” Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sexy biology feminine feminism gender gender equality heterosexual modern women relationships women''s rights

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Events That Will Change Everything: To Clone or not to Clone

The Alien Next Door

Robert Browning In the June 2010 issue of Scientific American, an article called “12 Events that will Change Everything” discusses the likelihood by 2050 of naturally occurring and human-made events that may dramatically change our world and how we perceive it and ourselves.

2010 130

Nate Makes the News!

10,000 Birds

By Corey • March 13, 2011 • 4 comments Tweet Share It is not every day that a local newspaper covers birding at all, so the fact that The Chapel Hill News ran an article on Nate ‘s Triangle Big Year is pretty cool. Will Mar 13th, 2011 at 9:56 pm Huh, I was surprised the article did not contain the words, judge, bail, restraining order… Nate Mar 14th, 2011 at 2:34 pm @Will-That stuff was cut. Wes Mar 14th, 2011 at 3:25 pm Neat article.

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Striving for a Better World, Starting Now in 2010

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Friday, January 1, 2010 Striving for a Better World, Starting Now in 2010 An article of the December 2009 Economist entitled “Onwards and Upwards”, discusses the concept of "progress" by introducing the story “The Tragedy of Man” an 1862 allegory by Hungarian writer Imre Madach.

2010 136

What's BMI and Why Should I Care?

The Alien Next Door

BMI stands for Brain Machine Interface and will likely play a fundamental role in how we manage our biological and mental selves, and—in the long run—how we view ourselves as a species. Very nice article - thanks for the information.

2009 130

Nina and Toulouse Go To Georgia (as told by Toulouse)

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Friday, September 4, 2009 Nina and Toulouse Go To Georgia (as told by Toulouse) Nina’s too busy (writing 90 articles for her publisher) to post so she asked me if I could post for her.

Evoking Hitler

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Friday, August 21, 2009 Evoking Hitler In a recent NewsWeek article (August 24, 2009) entitled " Hitler and Health Care Dont Mix " Jon Meacham suggested that "playing the Nazi card is a bipartisan sin."

2009 130

Laugh Your Way to Health & Success

The Alien Next Door

2009 130

Margaret Atwood's Wise Words About Debt & Altruism… “A Portrait of.

The Alien Next Door

Entitled, “Debt: not just a four-letter word”, Atwoods article follows the theme of her book called “Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth”, that came out in the fall of 2008, just as the financial meltdown hit the globe. However, my real biological hero is Gregor Mendel.

2009 130

Home is Where the Heart Is

The Alien Next Door

Nina Enjoyed your blog on the article Building Around the Mind, as well as the entry about the circular uvic.

2009 130

Urban Birds Have Big Brains

10,000 Birds

So says the lead in this BBC News article , which references a recent study done by researchers from the Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala, Sweden and the Donana Biological Station, Seville, Spain. “City dwelling birds have larger brains relative to their body size, according to scientists.&#

2011 133

Gendered Food & “Masculinity”


Welcome to the fresh hell of the 21st century where cultural tradition is equated with evolutionary biology. A recent article in the Eater talks about a 2012 study in which “mammal muscle meat” is considered to have a strong link to the feeling of “masculinity” in men. The association of “muscle meat” to masculinity is explained with the supposed biological argument that men are perceived as hunters. Is your salad female ? Is that animal flesh male ? Do we care?

The Wisdom of Your Cells

The Green Changemakers

We are part of this entire field." ~ Bruce Lipton The Wisdom of Your Cells is a new biology that will profoundly change civilization and the world we live in. This new biology takes us from the belief that we are victims of our genes, that we are biochemical machines, that life is out of our control, into another reality, a reality where our thoughts, beliefs and mind control our genes, our behavior and the life we experience.

What is the effect of self-citations on the rankings of economists?

Environmental Economics

The Nature article begins like this: The world’s most-cited researchers, according to newly released data, are a curiously eclectic bunch. PLOS Biology 17(8): e3000384. PLOS Biology 14(7): e1002501. From the inbox ( Data is Plural 2019.08.28

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The Brave New World of Orphan Black

The Alien Next Door

And like biology itself—perhaps the true main character here—all the characters are shape-shifters; looking for balance in a shifting world where “normal” keeps chasing itself. Haldane predicted great benefits to humanity from applications of advanced sciences to human biology.

2014 185

Arizona Ski Resort Plans to Pump “Snow” Made of Treated Sewage Water on its Slopes

Wend Magazine

The Snowbowl Ski resort in Flagstaff, Arizona sits somewhere along the range of inactive volcanoes called San Francisco Peaks, which, according to Mother Jones , are “volcanoes that contain the only alpine tundra in Arizona, at heights of more than 12,000 feet.&#

Antpittas and Gnateaters: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Each Species Accounts begins with the basics according to Greeney: Common and scientific names, Plate number, full citation of the article that first described the species, often followed by information about the name origin, type specimens. Antpittas and Gnateaters by Harry F.

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Entrepreneurs of the Natural World Show Case Their Ground Breaking Solutions to the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

It coincides with the ministerial part of the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany where up to 6,000 delegates and over 190 governments are meeting to slow the rate of loss of biodiversity. We are now on the edge of a biologically-based revolution and in some of the inventions show - cased under this new initiative will undoubtedly be the business models for the new Googles, Welcomes, Unilevers, and General Electrics of the modern age.

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Education for Rural People

The Green Changemakers

For each item we also provided a short abstract that explains what the item is about and refers to related articles and information. Tags: Biodiversity Health Sustainable-development Ebook Food Peace Biology Social Education Agriculture [link] This ERP Tool kit provides education and training materials for rural teachers, technicians, instructors, trainers, parents, researchers, extensionists and others involved in formal and non formal education for rural people.

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We’re all electric as lightning

Green Prophet

Price in the article, The Flash Before the Flood. 5G voodoo? A new study finds that the electrical activity in the cells of living creatures mirrors the electrical fields in nature. Seems we all like lightning, and evolved with the sun. .

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6 Ways to Fake Being an Expert on Anything.

Elephant Journal

I’ve mentioned Jeffrey before: he’s an 82 year old retired professor of biology who amongst his many accomplishments has authored several books and articles ranging on subjects as vast [.].

Tesla, Frequency, Vibration and Bioresonance Healing Therapy

The Alien Next Door

It turns out that all biological systems resonate at this same frequency range. Jenny was convinced that biological evolution was a result of vibrations, and that their nature determined the ultimate outcome.

2014 207

What Happens When You Plant a Pile of Bear Scat?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Related Articles. I was pretty excited when I saw the volume of seed in the scat,” says Trish Stockton, Rocky Mountain National Park biological science technician. “It My son returns from the gravel bar and says it will do as a camping site.

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New Research Examines How, and Where, Birds Fly

10,000 Birds

If you’ve ever wondered how ancient birds learned to transition from land to air, then an article in Smithsonian has you covered. The authors, whose paper appears in Biology Letters , emphasize that no baby birds were harmed during the research. “I want you / to show me the way,” Peter Frampton sings. Pop music is all well and good for people, but how do birds know the way, when it comes to flying? Two new studies help provide answers.

2014 171

It’s Time to End the Gar Wars

Nature Conservancy - Science

The current issue of Outdoor Life (available online) features an article by Natalie Krebs celebrating “the world’s largest bowfishing tournament.” The article implies that removing predators like gar is “good for the river.”. It’s biologically unjustified. Longnose gar.

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Global Wilderness Areas in Decline Despite Conservation Targets

Nature Conservancy - Science

But all definitions share the common link that wilderness areas are large, biologically and ecologically intact landscapes that are free from human disturbance. Related Articles. Current Biology, 26, 1-6. Current Biology, 26, 1-6. “It’s Current Biology, 26, 1-6.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Monoculture Farming


Weeds and insect pests can spread faster in monocultures because of the lack of biological and genetic diversity. Farming is one of our oldest. occupations. The success rate of being able to cultivate nutritious food has always affected our quality of life.

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Green (Living) Review

The world celebrates our biological diversity on 22 May each year, but do we truly appreciate its value? Water and biodiversity, the theme of the 2013 United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated 22 May each year, speaks to the important role of biodiversity and ecosystems in providing for water security and sustainable development. Full Disclosure Statement: The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW received no compensation for any component of this article

Would you use glowing plants or glo-pigs to replace street lamps?

Green Prophet

Bioglow founder Dr. Alexander Krichevsky conceived the idea while studying bioluminescence of marine bacteria and molecular biology of plants. Biotechnology company Bioglow has developed the world’s first autoluminescent (light producing) plants.

Nina Munteanu Discusses SF and Women with the Globe and Mail

The Alien Next Door

Deirdre Kelly, reporter for the Globe and Mail interviewed Nina Munteanu and two other SF authors (Marie Bilodeau and Madeline Ashby) in an article entitled “ Authors push science beyond the lab into fiction and fantasy ” (Feb 25, 2013). Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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