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Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Mar 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 - March is National Nutrition Month®, which is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It focuses on the importance of nutrition and physical activity. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” One way to do this is to eat healthy snacks. Choosing healthy snacks can boost...

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125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides

Mar 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. March 2, 2015 - More than 125 conservation, beekeeping, food safety, religious, ethnic and farming advocacy groups today urged President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to take swift and meaningful action to protect honey bees and other pollinators from toxic pesticides.

“It’s time to stop pesticides from killing our bees,” said Lori...

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The Environment May Change, But the Microbiome of Queen Bees Does Not

Mar 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 - Researchers from North Carolina State University, Indiana University and Wellesley College have characterized the gut microbiome of honey bee queens. This is the first thorough census of the gut microbiome – which consists of all the microorganisms that live in the gut of the organism – in queen bees.

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NASA Remembers Leonard Nimoy

Feb 27, 2015
NASA Remembers Leonard Nimoy

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‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes due to pollution

Feb 27, 2015
‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes due to pollution

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‘Ecosystem services’ help assess ocean energy development

Feb 26, 2015
‘Ecosystem services’ help assess ocean energy development

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What makes carbon monoxide so deadly? (video)

Feb 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 — It's colorless, odorless and can be deadly. Carbon monoxide is no joke, especially in the winter when people will do just about anything to warm up. Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., explains why carbon monoxide is so dangerous, and how you can stay safe, in the latest episode of the Reactions...

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Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies

Feb 25, 2015

LEIPZIG/LANDAU, Feb. 25, 2015 - Streams within approx. 40% of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. These were the results from the first global map to be modelled on insecticide runoff to surface waters, which has just been published in the journal Environmental Pollution by researchers from the...

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BP says it expects global emissions of carbon dioxide to rise by a quarter in the next 20 years

Feb 24, 2015

LONDON, Feb. 25, 2015 - It may come as a shock, as governments ponder how to tackle climate change, to learn that the world is moving rapidly in the wrong direction.

But BP, one of the world’s six biggest oil and gas companies, says it thinks that, on present trends, emissions of CO2 will be...

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Why Does February Only Have 28 Days? (VIDEO)

Feb 24, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015 - Why does February only get 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics, and parts astronomy. (Basically, it’s the Romans’ fault)

Special thanks to Dr. Jen Ebbeler from the University of Texas Classics department for walking me through the history of...

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