July 31, 2006

Kincentric Ecology: Yumari

The Raramuri people of Mexico honor their kinship to the earth through song and dance.

July 28, 2006

Kincentric Ecology: Today

The culture of the Raramuri people is a model for a more sustainable way of life in our modern industrialized world.

July 27, 2006

Invertebrates: Importance

Tiny spineless creatures are crucial to the survival of entire ecosystems.

July 26, 2006

Invertebrates: The Consequence of Burning

In South Africa, researchers are finding that invertebrates are threatened by game preserve practices. This discovery could change the way that nature preserves are managed worldwide.

July 25, 2006

Stripe Backed Wrens: Way Calls

Scientists are learning the intricacies of acoustical recognition through the songs of Venezuelan stripe-backed wrens.

July 24, 2006

Amphibian Decline – New Species

Scientists are discovering new species of amphibians worldwide while the global populations of these creatures dwindle.

July 21, 2006

Amphibian Decline – Habitat Loss

Proliferation of human habitat has significantly contributed to the decline of amphibian populations.

July 20, 2006

Earthquakes & Pipelines – The Test

Scientists have simulated movements of earthquakes and landslides in a laboratory environment.

July 19, 2006

Earthquakes & Pipelines – Pipeline Bends

Researchers work to understand how pipelines are impacted during the extreme forces of an earthquake.

July 18, 2006

Earthquakes & Pipelines – Soil Liquefaction

Underground pipelines are vulnerable to the geological changes that occur during earthquakes.

July 17, 2006

Sea Shell Armor – Nacre Layer

Scientists are looking to natural structures and materials for inspiration in building the lightweight materials of the future.

July 14, 2006

Aging Whales: Underwater Advantage

Life underwater may be the fountain of youth for Bowhead whales.

July 13, 2006

Aging Whales: Amino Acids

Different types of amino acids give new clues to researchers studying the longevity of whales.

July 12, 2006

Lisbon Festival

Citywide parties, music, and parades – it’s a month of merrymaking in the city of Lisbon.

July 11, 2006

Narwhals – Tusking

Tooth cleaning or a nuzzle? Well, maybe both! It’s the tusking behavior of the narwhal.

July 10, 2006

Narwhal – Dance of a Thousand Whales

Ever been on a crowded elevator? Uncomfortable, yes, but imagine doing it with an 8 foot tusk. Welcome to the world of the narwhal.

July 7, 2006

Aging Whales: Evidence of Age

Marine researchers now have evidence that Bowhead whales may be the longest living mammals on earth.

July 6, 2006

Kincentric Ecology – Breath

All of nature shares the same breath, so believe the Raramuri peoples of Mexico.

July 5, 2006

Corn: Cooking

The annual Corn Festival of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico, celebrates the diverse uses of this important crop.

July 4, 2006

Crows: Raven Language

Gurgles, knocks, and the sound of bells… a car on the fritz? No, it’s the unique language of the raven.

July 3, 2006

Crows: More Than a “Caw”

“Caw caw” says the crow. Well, yes, but a lot more too!