Eco activism

OUR CARBON LEGACY AND OUR KIDS

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 […]

GOING TO BAT FOR BADGER BATS

In 2006 people started finding dead bats whose noses were covered in a white fungus in caves around Albany NY.  We now know this is the deadly White Nose Syndrome WNS, which has decimated the bat populations of Europe.  It’s spreading fast, jumping west more than 500 miles just last […]

TRASH ELECTRONIC GIZMOS GREENLY

According to a report, “Tackling High Tech Trash,”  by Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization,   Americans now own 3 billion electronic products with a turnover rate of about 400 million units annually.    We now have one computer for every six people on the planet.   This […]

MAKING BLACK TOP GREEN

When Craig Benson started working on reusing industrial waste to rebuild infrastructure 20 years ago, he says, “I didn’t even know the word sustainable.”  He just knew that there were valuable materials going into landfill from places like the paper industry and the coal-burning power plants.  “Trying to find ways […]