May 29, 2015

Kincentric Ecology – Today

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

May 28, 2015

Kincentric Ecology – Breath

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

May 27, 2015

Kincentric Ecology – Language

The language of the Raramuri people is interwoven with the elements of nature.

May 26, 2015

Kincentric Ecology – Family

All of nature is kindred to the people of the Raramuri culture in Mexico.

May 25, 2015

In Praise of Dungbeetles

Dung beetles of the Amazon bring new meaning to the word “recycling”.

May 22, 2015

Storks – Homing

Pairs of white storks amaze Hungarians by returning year after year to nest in the exact same spot.

May 21, 2015

Storks – Voices

Baby storks have a cry remarkably like human babies, but adult storks clatter their bills instead of calling.

May 20, 2015

Storks – Legend

The white stork is a revered creature in Hungary, a central figure in fable and folklore.

May 19, 2015

Butter – Simple Samples

Air pollution monitoring is nothing new, but now scientists are turning to a new source of data: dairy cows.

May 18, 2015

Butter – Think Global

Scientists are analyzing butter to better understand pollutants found in the grass that cows feed upon.

May 15, 2015

Butter – Monitoring Pollutants

Scientists have hit upon a cheap and effective pollution monitoring tool – butter.

May 14, 2015

Butter – Persistent Pollutants

Just because a pollutant gets banned, it doesn’t mean it has gone away. In fact, detectable traces of it might be in your refrigerator.

May 13, 2015

Appalachian Spring – Poke and Ramps

Springtime brings the culinary delight of wild ramps to this Appalachian community.

May 12, 2015

Appalachian Spring – Plant Pharmacy

In rural Appalachia, if you need to get to the drug store for something ailing you, the remedy might be found growing outside your door.

May 11, 2015

Snake River Birds of Prey – History

Raptor populations such as the hawk and prairie falcon, can directly indicate the health of our earthly environment.

May 8, 2015

Snake River Birds of Prey – Prairie Falcons

Prairie Falcons soar to exhilarating heights along eighty-two miles of river canyon in Idaho.

May 7, 2015

Dark Skies – Turn Out the Lights

Astronomers battling light pollution are working with local governments to reduce the amount of stray light emitted from houses, parking lots, and street lights.

May 6, 2015

Star Lore – Comets

For thousands of years comets have been looked upon as dire omens for the future, but these celestial phenomenon are actually messages of the past.

May 5, 2015

Nanoparticles – Ocean Fertilization

Can “fertilizing” our oceans help stave off climate change?

May 4, 2015

How Toxins Move – The Search

Join Science Diarist Michael Hochella on the hunt for elusive nanoparticles.

May 1, 2015

How Toxins Move – Down the River

Science Diarist Michael Hochella explains how waterborne toxins move with unexpected swiftness.