The International Dark-sky Association has named the English Channel Island of Sark its first dark sky island.There are billions and billions of stars in the sky, but most people in the developed world can only see a handful of them. The reason for that is light pollution.
Submit your tool idea!Kevin Kelly should know better, but boldly, brassily, (and totally incorrectly, I'm sure), he said this on NPR:"I say there is no species of technology that have ever gone globally extinct on this planet."What does that mean? I asked him.
The one thing everyone seems to remember from President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday is the salmon joke."The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in freshwater, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in saltwater," he said.
Go back 30,000 years and picture an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Deep in its tropical forests we find a small group of early humans, tool-making, cave dwelling, social people who live on fruits, fish and occasionally meat.
The striped bass is in trouble again.During the 1980s, wildlife managers said these big, full-bodied fish — favorites of anglers along the East Coast — were overfished. So they laid down severe catch limits.
The Cold War phrase "peaceful co-existence" has been revived in a new context: As a potential solution in the clash between organic agriculture and genetic engineering.This agricultural battle is global in scope, but one place where the tension is most tangible, and where its consequences are most c