February 29, 2008

Cultural Forest

In northeastern Thailand, scientists are learning lessons from indigenous people on how to manage the endangered forest ecosystem.

February 28, 2008

Dirt-Eating Parrots: Health

The eating habits of parrots may provide a solution to one of the world’s most urgent health problems

February 27, 2008

Science Diary: Seaweed – Kelp

Celtic Kelp Cultivation involves hoisting a rope that’s been seeded with seaweed spores.

February 26, 2008

Damselfish: Gone Fishing?

Monitoring damselfish populations in Barbados will help scientists around the world better manage fish reserves.

February 25, 2008

Science Diary: Seaweed – Harvesting

There’s plenty of potato harvesting in Ireland, but seaweed farming? A Galway seaweed scientist shows us how it’s done.

February 22, 2008

Peat Bogs: Time Bomb

Peat bogs in western Siberia are a huge carbon store, but they’re in danger of thawing out.

February 21, 2008

Antarctic Lakes: Contamination

When you’re drilling through ice miles thick, how do you keep your samples from becoming contaminated?

February 20, 2008

Science Diary: Sharks – Squid

What weighs 100 pounds, has a beak, and fights sharks? A feisty California Calamari!

February 19, 2008

Peat Bogs: Living Dead

What’s larger than the state of Texas, thousands of years old, and both good and bad for the Earth’s climate?

February 18, 2008

Science Diary: Sharks – Tagging

Hooked! Catch and release shark tagging off California’s coast.

February 15, 2008

Skating Canal: Winter Beauty

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa offers skating enthusiasts miles to glide while enjoying the beauty of winter.

February 14, 2008

Skating Canal: Winter Tradition

A skating canal in Ontario has become a national symbol of winter in Canada.

February 13, 2008

Science Diary: Lions – Encroachment

Lions live safely in Kenya’s wildlife reserves. But a lion who wanders off protected land is courting disaster.

February 12, 2008

Science Diary – Tracking

Hide and seek! Nighttime lion tracking in Kenya’s Tsavo region.

February 11, 2008

Science Diary: Lions – Cow

In Kenya, when lions kill cattle, ranchers retaliate by poisoning the carcass, and the results can be devastating to the entire ecosystem.

February 8, 2008

Science Diary: Frogs – Toxins

Frogs are sensitive creatures, and they’re sending us a warning. It may be wise to heed their message.

February 7, 2008

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the Chinese New Year celebration is a time for dressing in new clothes, giving gifts to family members and acting on one’s very best behavior.

February 6, 2008

Science Diary: Frogs – Drought

Frogs and water go hand in hand. But in some arid regions, frogs can survive for years without rain.

February 5, 2008

Antarctic Lakes: Time Capsule

Lakes buried under ice in Antarctica hold more than information about Earth’s past climate- they contain unique microorganisms.

February 4, 2008

Science Diary: Frogs – Quarantine

Endangered tadpoles found! Call the Frog Rescue Service; they’ll pick them up, nurture them, and find them suitable homes.

February 1, 2008

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Biodiversity

Want to measure biodiversity? No fancy instruments needed. Just use your ears!