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How To Grow a Patagonian Red Octopus

Octopuses are tricky animals to keep in captivity. They’re smart, strong and slinky. But surely their eggs much be easier--being naturally contained and all.

March 30, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
In Indonesia, a Worrying Silence on Climate Change

In Indonesia, a Worrying Silence on Climate Change

Dive into the limpid waters off Indonesia's resort island of Bali and you'll spot the beginnings of an environmental success story. Older reefs are recovering from the devastating coral bleaching of 1998 and 2009.

May 15, 2014 — Jensi Sartin

What about Earth’s Microbiome?

The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted.

April 22, 2015 — Raina Maier
Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

Cell Phones Monitor Water, Soil on African Farms [Q&A]

As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

April 10, 2015 — Kerry Klein
Let's Expand Terrestrial Parks into the Ocean

Let's Expand Terrestrial Parks into the Ocean

"A land ethic," the great naturalist writer Aldo Leopold observed toward the end of his famous Sand County Almanac, "reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of land." This philosophy of care for the earth's ecosystems and species provides one of the [...]

December 10, 2014 — Caleb McClennen

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall.

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
Urban Science Adventure: Get to Know National Public Lands

Urban Science Adventure: Get to Know National Public Lands

Last week and half  was the 21st annual celebration of National Public Lands Day. Public lands are all of those lands that belong to the public such as parks, forests, grasslands, scenic by-ways and waterways.

October 7, 2014 — DNLee
Urban Science Adventure: Be on the look out for squirrels and dreys

Urban Science Adventure: Be on the look out for squirrels and dreys

This post was originally published at Urban Science Adventures! © on January 23, 2009 as Urban Wildlife Watch: Squirrels and Dreys. ************************* Squirrels are rodents, so that means they are cousins to chipmunks, mice, rats, voles, and beavers.

September 2, 2014 — DNLee

"Gene Drives" And CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management

A note from the authors: With this guest blog post we want to share the key features of an innovative method for the high-precision genome editing of wild populations that has been outlined by our team at the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

July 17, 2014 — Kevin Esvelt, George Church and Jeantine Lunshof
First Octopus Farms Get Growing

First Octopus Farms Get Growing

Fish farms now produce million tons of fish each year around the globe. But octopuses have largely escaped this kind of confined aquaculturing, despite a growing global demand and overfishing.

September 24, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Breaking Food Down

Breaking Food Down

What is food? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary entry says “Something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies.” How beautiful. That statement captures much of the emotion and feeling surrounding food, yet it’s only part of the full definition.

September 4, 2013 — See Arr Oh
Happy International Octopus Day!

Happy International Octopus Day!

October 8 is International Octopus day (naturally)—and kicks off International Cephalopod Awareness Days. Perhaps I am a little biased, having written a book about them, but I think these animals deserve at least one day of celebration.

October 8, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage

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