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Have a very green summer!

Jun 7th, 2012 | By
Have a very green summer!

I’m not going to be blogging for the rest of the summer, since I’ll be out of state working on environmental policy, but in the spirit of summer, I thought I’d share three ways I’m trying to go greener this summer. Work: How am I getting around this summer? Public transportation! I’ll keep the city
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Save Me, San Francisco!

Mar 6th, 2012 | By
Save Me, San Francisco!

Reasons to love the Bay Area:
1. It’s the Bay Area!



The Season of Flying Creatures

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

Both furry and feathery!



Reflections

Nov 9th, 2011 | By

Of the personal sort, and the incoming-light-from-the-sun sort.



Giant Leaps (First in a series)

Sep 16th, 2011 | By

Green roof. /n./ A roof that’s just like a normal roof, but covered in plants, and thus green. See also “Awesome.”



#SocialMedia #grandfinale

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

Welcome to the BioBlitz. You just got Blitzed.



#socialmedia3: eBird

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

@Anyonewhoreadsthis, get ready for the next few posts which will constitute the #epic conclusion to the social media series. #Getreadytoroll What I would like to bring before you today is an example of how you mix biology and social media-type systems that work for good. The first thing I want to bring up is EBird,
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The Power of the #SocialMedia… part 2

Jun 12th, 2011 | By
The Power of the #SocialMedia… part 2

Where in the world is Harry S Loris?



Human Conservation 2011!

May 7th, 2011 | By

Announcing UConn’s first environmental justice symposium, debuting next fall!



The power of the media, part one

Apr 29th, 2011 | By
The power of the media, part one

When I want to know the news, I go straight to Google News, but a recent story has me thinking that it would be approriate to take a couple of posts to discuss how we should interpret  the presentation of issues in the media. My first victim  will be “Budget bill cuts federal wolf protection. Environmentalists
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The Shout-Out Returns: Shower Timers

Apr 14th, 2011 | By
The Shout-Out Returns: Shower Timers

So I feel obliged to pay tribute to yet another organization Doing the Green Work (hey, did I just coin that? If so, I call dibs on that phrase) – the Honors Council Environmental Committee (HCEC) at the University of Connecticut. Again, this all started with an idea, but more specifically it was about a problem on
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Shout-Out: If You Give a Climatologist a Card….

Mar 24th, 2011 | By
Shout-Out: If You Give a Climatologist a Card….

What exactly do you suppose would happen? (Let’s find out)



Climate Change (I’m back….)

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By
Climate Change (I’m back….)

After a brief period of technical difficulties, I am back in action! My last few blog posts were on the subject of biodiversity, but now I’m going to turn to something new and even more exciting…. climate change. I’ve been taking a class in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department at my university on climate models, and
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Sacred Groves

Jan 20th, 2011 | By
Sacred Groves

Hello, folks, and sorry for the lull in posts. I’m going to take off my biologist hat for a while, and put on my conservation hat for a while. I’ve told you a lot about my research on Pelargonium, but that’s actually only one of two theses I’m working on – the other is on
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Earth-Friendly Tips for the Holidays

Dec 10th, 2010 | By
Earth-Friendly Tips for the Holidays

Here’s a few tips for how to put more green in the holiday red-and-green this year.



Biodiversity II: Can you say ‘cichlid’?

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By
Biodiversity II: Can you say ‘cichlid’?

One fish, two fish, red fish…449 other fish!



Corals in Peril

Nov 20th, 2010 | By
Corals in Peril

New research says acidification is bad news for corals.



Biodiversity

Nov 8th, 2010 | By
Biodiversity

“Biodiversity” is a term that’s somewhat hard to define…if you break it down, “bio” = life and “diversity” = variety. So “biodiversity” is basically just the variety of life, right? Well, yes, but it’s often not so simple to measure that variety. I’ll give you an example. I’m part of a research project studying a genus of
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A rough week for Indonesia

Oct 30th, 2010 | By
A rough week for Indonesia

Indonesia struggles with volcanic eruption and a tsunami; what a week!



‘Red sludge’ floods Hungary towns

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By
‘Red sludge’ floods Hungary towns

“Red sludge” from alumina refinery floods Hungarian towns, causing major concerns for human health and the environment.