The Dicamba struggle

I have to be careful about wading into this topic, as it is highly controversial, but I feel the need to discuss it. But before I talk about Dicamba, I need to talk about Roundup. Roundup is the most widely used herbicide *in the world*. Like WD-40, it is also a desiccant (it dries out […]

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Fascinating article on the weird ctenophore. Not sure if I am 100% on board with the conclusions drawn, but nonetheless a worthy read: Aliens in our midst: The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself As usual, superb photos in the Audobon photography competition. One day I […]

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Saw this first hand when I was in Kenya earlier this year where brutal droughts are devastating the country. It’s very sad because many people don’t have another way to live. The farmers in Kenya were more ready to discuss climate change with me than suburbanites in Pennsylvania…: As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find […]

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Holy crap this Hercules beetle pupa is awesome: https://imgur.com/H6dR7XG If you’re an anti-vaxxer, read this! (you can read also if you believe in vaccines, for reaffirmation): http://imgur.com/gallery/IwDF7 I keep telling people not to eat mouldy bread, but they don’t believe me.  NPR is on my side, though: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/21/523647669/is-it-safe-to-eat-moldy-bread Oh NPR…PLEASE DON’T CALL CATERPILLARS “WORMS”: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/25/525447206/a-worm-may-hold-the-key-to-biodegrading-plastic […]

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I want this article front and center. A more uplifting view on the anthropocene, and how we are NOT in the middle of the sixth mass extinction (say that five times fast, cause I can’t). We are, however, badly affecting the health of the planet. Definitely read this if you’re going to read just one […]

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I love listening to Maya Angelou speak! Wow! http://comedyhype.com/comedy-moment-dave-chappelle-explained-maya-angelou-left-chappelle-show/ A species extinction caused by climate change (and so it begins?) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/14/first-case-emerges-of-mammal-species-wiped-out-by-human-induced-climate-change This is too cool: A butterfly that steals from ants!! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/amazon-butterflies-ants-insects-stealing/ We lost a great ecologist, Bob Paine.  He was an inspiration to many, including me: http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/06/rip-bob-paine-a-keystone-among-ecologists/486995/ This is what city living does to […]