Where can you get the low down on climate change these days? The media seem to drop the ball right and left. TV coverage or your favorite newspaper can seem willfully blind. What can we do? Glad you asked.
Paul Murtaughis a professor of statistics at Oregon State University, and he has brought his number skills to bear on environmental issues with papers like, “The Statistical Evaluation of Ecological Indicators,” and “Performance of Several Variable-Selection Methods Applied to Real Ecological Data.” When he and M.G. Schlax published “Reproduction and […]
Do you love the first sight of snow drops or crocus or scilla? Are you watching the grass green up and watching willow branches turn yellow green? Have you got geese nesting on a pond near you? Senior citizens in Miami and Phoenix aren’t the only ones who venture north […]
Yesterday I was listening to Erle Ellis of the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, speaking about “The Ancient Anthropogenic Landscapes and the Emergence of the Anthropocene” as part of the Weston Roundtable Series at UW-Madison. Check out a you tube on his research here. […]
Those of us who live in Wisconsin have been observing and/or participating in a major civics exercise the past few weeks. It’s been an astonishing demonstration of what people are willing to do when they perceive their government is overreaching its authority. My throat is raw, my arches ache and […]
What would it feel like to be a tiny crab scuttling about at the bottom of a very shallow pond that is being filled with toxins? We should know. We are looking up through a very thin and increasing polluted layer of air — air that is getting rapidly hotter. […]
We’ve celebrated Winter Solstice. The religious holidays have been commemorated. Tonight we get to tear 2010 off the calendar and start fresh! But we still won’t be quite done celebrating. There is one more celestial event to honor. Perihelion. I just learned about this from an article a few days […]