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Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

Extinct Lizard Rediscovered in Ecuador

A lizard with a nose that rivals Pinocchio? One of the many fascinating species found recently in the in Amazonian cloud forests is a curious reptile once thought to be extinct. Horned anoles, now commonly known as Pinocchio lizards, are easily identifiable by the...
A Few Trees Rule the Forest

A Few Trees Rule the Forest

The Amazon rainforest is such a rich repository of fascinating wildlife and plant species that scientists are still in the process of discovering what it contains and how it all fits together. Because of its massive size, the forest could only be studied piece by...
Why Arts for the Amazon?

Why Arts for the Amazon?

“The greatest scientists are always artists as well,” said Albert Einstein, a man whose passion for physics was matched only by his intense love of music.  He emphasized throughout his life that scientific discovery was not a result of technical skill, but a product...
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...
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...