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The California Drought: why I care and implications for sustainability
Energy, News, and Climate / News / Policy / Science

The California Drought: why I care and implications for sustainability

The current drought in California has taken over the environmental sciences news headlines (not that there are a whole lot of environmental science headlines in the first place…) with the recent announcement of drastic mandatory cutbacks in water issued by the state’s governor.  Having lived on the east coast for the last 20 years of … Continue reading

Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?
How do we science? / Technology

Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?

In the past year or so, the idea of drone robots filling our skies has captured our collective imagination. Drones have already been used for not-so-great things, such as the U.S’s drone strikes, but they have also been used to collect scientific data, in filmmaking, as a part of search and rescue operations, to prevent … Continue reading

This Week in #Oceanoptimism — Marine Reserves on the Rise
Marine Life / Marine Preservation / News / Policy / Science and Communication

This Week in #Oceanoptimism — Marine Reserves on the Rise

Have you ever heard of the Pitcairn Islands? Answer: Unless you’ve read or seen Mutiny on the Bounty (based on real events), probably not. Well, they are a small group of islands in the middle of the Pacific about halfway between New Zealand and South America. Earlier this month, the British government turned these tiny … Continue reading

Scientist of the Month – Dr. Sarah Davies
How do we science? / Science / Scientists in Action!

Scientist of the Month – Dr. Sarah Davies

This week we’re reviving our Scientist of the Month feature with an interview with Dr. Sarah Davies, a postdoctoral researcher in Karl Castillo’s coral reef ecophysiology lab. Davies studies how corals and their algal symbionts alter the expression of their genes in response to ocean warming and acidification. To learn more about her research, check out … Continue reading