Wings of Change

You may have noticed a small white butterfly flittering through your garden, bouncing across your path while on your bike or spiraling around the side [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:55-05:00September 16th, 2014|

Pikas on Ice

Adorable and fuzzy, American pikas (Ochotona princeps) have become the spokes-critter for the consequences of climate change in alpine areas. These little fuzzballs, more closely [...]

By |2014-08-15T14:51:03-04:00August 20th, 2014|


Very occasionally, the opportunity arises for a group of people to decide where and how to build a city. In 1792 the legislators of North [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:58-05:00July 23rd, 2014|

Hot in the ‘Hood

When we build our cities with cement and asphalt, they trap heat. This trapped heat warms our cities, as much, in some cases, as global [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:03-05:00June 26th, 2014|

Big City Social Life

As urbanization spreads and city structures replace many social insect colonies' natural habitats, these insects still manage to survive—and even thrive. The secret to their [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:09-05:00February 25th, 2014|

How to Beat Flooding, Ant-style

With unpredictable weather patterns resulting in monsoon-like storms and as warming seas swell, swallowing shorelines, more and more folks find themselves underwater or sinking fast. [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:10-05:00February 19th, 2014|
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