Glacier-Sailing with the Katabatic Winds
Though the poetics and ingenuity of some environmental engineering solutions may defy feasibility they still inspire hope .
- State of the world’s birds
A 2002 commission released by the federal government reveals the critical threat facing all birds today, and the steps we can take to prevent greater losses to our biodiversity.
The Population of China’s Provinces Compared
In order to truly understand the magnitude and scale of the Chinese population a new map compares the demography of provinces with that of similarly populous nations.
- How To Fight Wildfires
With global warming leading to the driest seasons on record firefighters are having to develop new ways of controlling the ever increasing threat of wild fires.
- Emergence Of Agriculture In Prehistory Took Much Longer, Genetic Evidence Suggests
By tracking the evolution of domestic crop species scientists have found new indications that agriculture didn’t explode into pre-civilization but rather developed at a much slower pace.
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Originally published September 23, 2008