August 31, 2015

Urban Ecology

We’ve heard the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. What about the city and country ants?

August 28, 2015

Natchez Pow-Wow

At the annual Natchez Pow-Wow, Native Americans are dancing in the footsteps of their ancestors.

August 27, 2015

Caterpillars – Stingers

The sting of a caterpillar can keep predators, and human researchers, at bay.

August 26, 2015

Caterpillars – Importance of Diversity

Virtually every organism in a rainforest ecosystem is part of an interdependent web of life.

August 25, 2015

Caterpillars – Interactions

Tinker with the micro-ecology of just one plant, and you risk altering an entire ecosystem.

August 24, 2015

Caterpillars – Microcosm

A diverse ecoysystem can be found within the leaves of one rainforest plant.

August 21, 2015

Caterpillars – Secrets of Finding

Signs of caterpillars are easy to spot, but how do you locate the caterpillars themselves?

August 20, 2015

Caterpillars – Parasitoids

In Costa Rica’s banana plantations, parasitoids can keep hungry caterpillars in check.

August 19, 2015

Caterpillars – Alien

Nature can be harsh, and in the case of caterpillar-eating parasitoids, it’s downright gruesome.

August 18, 2015

Caterpillars – Many Types

In Costa Rica’s rainforest, the diversity of caterpillars rivals the diversity of the plants they consume.

August 17, 2015

Sagebrush – Upside of Weeds

Some ranchers may be feeling a bit sheepish as they profit from invasive weeds.

August 14, 2015

Sagebrush – Solutions

Scientists may have found a way to control an invasion of non-native plants in the mid-west.

August 13, 2015


The ecosystem of the western United States is being threatened by invasive plants.

August 12, 2015

Medicinal Weeds – Origins

People have used medicinal plants for centuries, but how was this knowledge first learned?

August 11, 2015

Medicinal Weeds – Examples

They’re poisonous if used improperly, but in the hands of an expert, they can save lives.

August 10, 2015

Weather Making Cities – Wetter Cities

The cityscape is an environment that creates a micro-climate unto itself.

August 7, 2015

Floyd – Dancing

On the Friday night jamboree at the Floyd Country Store, you’re invited to learn how to flatfoot and clog.

August 6, 2015

Weather Making Cities – What Can Be Done To Change It?

Rooftop surfaces and strategically planted trees can ease the heat of urban environments.

August 5, 2015

Weather Making Cities – Description

Meteorological conditions in urban areas are greatly influenced by the cityscape.

August 4, 2015

Slurry Technology: Air Conditioning

A type of slurry, similar to the rainbow colored variety we enjoy in slush drinks, is a futuristic element for large scale structural cooling.

August 3, 2015

Exploring Tibet – Monsoon Politics

Climate change thousands of years ago may have changed a culture.