#Ecology

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Why plants don’t die from cancer

Humans and other mammals and birds would have been killed many times over by Chernobyl's radiation that plants in the most contaminated areas received. So why is plant life so resilient to radiation and nuclear disaster?

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Are coal-fired power plants affecting your drinking water?

When you get a drink of water from your fridge or sink, do you think about where that water came from? It has traveled through pipes from a water treatment plant where it underwent chemical processes to make it safe to drink. Chlorine is added to the wate

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.