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The Ecology of Disease

The Ecology of Disease

This fascinating article – The Ecology of Disease – from The New York Times examines the relationship between the environment and infectious disease.  Disease is largely an environmental issue.  Many emerging infectious disease that affect humans originate...
Habitat and Species Diversity Recorded by Bernie Krause

Habitat and Species Diversity Recorded by Bernie Krause

The Guardian has published a fascinating article documenting the sounds of natural areas before and after they were disturbed.  Bernie Krause-a musician and naturalist-has spent over 40 years recording the sounds of some of the most pristine environments in the...
A Song of Our Warming Planet

A Song of Our Warming Planet

In this amazing video from Ensia, University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford has created a way to communicate climate data through music.  Using his cello and climate data collected by NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, Crawford created a...
Beautiful Amazon Time-Lapse

Beautiful Amazon Time-Lapse

Over the month of June 2012, Dano Grayson was sponsored by the Amazon Aid Foundation as an Artist for the Amazon to travel alone through the South American wilderness in efforts of capturing nature at its finest.  This time-lapse video is a testament to the beauty of...
Illicit Miners Loot 18 Tons of Gold Every Year

Illicit Miners Loot 18 Tons of Gold Every Year

To read about the economic impact of illicit and unregulated gold mining, visit http://www.bullionstreet.com/news/peru-illicit-miners-loot-18-tons-of-gold-every-year/1367 Illicit gold mining in Peru is costing the country more than $190 million a year due to tax...