#Ecology

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

The Ocean Cleanup Project Could Destroy the Neuston - The Atlantic

Home to vibrantly colored, tiny creatures, the ecosystems floating on the ocean’s surface remain all but unknown.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Lyme disease became the first epidemic of climate change | Aeon Essays

In a warming world, ticks thrive in more places than ever before, making Lyme disease the first epidemic of climate change

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Pacific Northwest salmon are in big genetic trouble | Science | AAAS

Researchers see dramatic decline in genetic diversity, sparking concern about the fish’s future

News | That's News to Me

Scientists Measure Highest Radiation Levels Yet Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors

The latest measurements are over seven times the previously measured high—enough to fry a robot in two hours

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Watch 'Lost Wetlands' | Lost L.A. | Shows | KCET

Los Angeles is no desert -- just ask the researchers who discovered a matrix of wetlands surrounding Ballona Creek that were paved over long ago.

News | That's News to Me

Paul Allen megayacht destroyed most of Caribbean coral reef, officials say

MV Tatoosh, Paul Allen’s 303-foot yacht, has destroyed about 80 percent of a protected coral reef — 14,000 square feet — in the Cayman Islands, according to officials there.

Food & Drink | Food

No, You Don’t Have to Stop Eating Nutella; Greenpeace Says It’s OK

Greenpeace says French ecology minister Segolene Royal is wrong — Nutella is not destroying the planet and a ban wouldn’t solve the world’s environmental problems.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England : The Salt : NPR

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Mystery Of Bee Colony Collapse May Have Been Solved

A team of scientists looked into the collapse of bee colonies and it was found that a number of reasons led to the collapse.