Monthly Archives: February 2015

Carbon Dioxide’s Greenhouse Effect Confirmed

Scientists, working for the Department of Energy’s ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) Program, have for the first time observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface (Nature Article, 2015). The research was conducted using data from the ARM Climate Research Facility. The data was used by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists

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Writing Grants – Quick Tips

Quick Tips for Grant Writing Write multiple drafts – Track changes for different grant sources. Also, it’s great to look back and see which changes were made to improve your writing Schedule time – Scheduling time on top of your regular coursework is important to keep you ahead of the deadline and allots time specifically for writing Trade drafts – Trading with colleagues

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Mardi Paw

K9 Krunchers was co-founded in 2010 by Janelle Harris who dabbled in making treats for her own furry family. Her dabbling has now led to a business that reaches out to critter companions across the United States.  Harris, along with her recently retired mom, bakes up concoctions that will make tails wag, “when they sniff the bag.” Most of the

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Brackish water pets

One of the draws of pet keeping, for me, has always been the connection to the wilderness. Pets could take me to faraway lands, without ever having to leave my living room. The environment, animals and climate and the interaction between them, has constantly piqued my interest. Watching countless hours of wildlife documentaries I was able to recognize archerfish, a

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Book Review: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History”, is a staff writer at The New Yorker, who has focused her recent books on climate change and the consequences the Earth and its inhabitants face. “The Sixth Extinction” delivers in providing a simple conceptual overview of the Earth’s five mass extinctions and how these past events may illustrate current

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Dichogama colotha: a lovely Costa Rican moth

         Dichogama colotha is a species of moth found in Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and southern Texas. A description of this little known species was first published in the Proceedings of the United States National Museum in 1912. D. colotha is a relatively small moth with white, almost iridescent wings that span 28-36mm, and tends to fly from June to October (Dyar

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