Top down and bottom up controls (on wastewater treatment plants)
Energy, News, and Climate / Science

Top down and bottom up controls (on wastewater treatment plants)

Top down and bottom up: two ideas often discussed in biology. Specifically, the idea that an organisms population is controlled by both bottom up controls (things like the amount of food around, temperature, freshwater availability) and top down controls (i.e., predation). But today, I’ll be thinking about ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ in a widely … Continue reading

Does Surfing Affect the Environment Negatively? How to Practice Green Surfing
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Does Surfing Affect the Environment Negatively? How to Practice Green Surfing

Author Bio This guest post was written by Jay Recinto. Jay is the Media Content Manager for Warm Winds over at Narragansett Beach in Rhode Island. Warm Winds is a locally-owned surf shop that aims to give back to the community and the environment through education, events and support of green initiatives. Did you know … Continue reading

Move over corals, phytoplankton are also impacted by climate change
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Move over corals, phytoplankton are also impacted by climate change

When most people think about the impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans, they’re first thoughts are things like ‘corals’ and ‘ocean acidification’. And while these are both excellent examples of how climate change affects the oceans, they’re not the only ones. Science magazine recently published a great article by Hunter-Cevera et al., 2016 … Continue reading

The future of coral reefs: will super El Nino’s destroy “super” corals?
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The future of coral reefs: will super El Nino’s destroy “super” corals?

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and important ecosystems on earth. If you didn’t know that already you probably wouldn’t be here. For background on see these links (1, 2, 3). Also, reefs are beautiful and really cool (see below). However, corals are very sensitive to changes in their environment. They are especially … Continue reading

Even in so called “Super Corals” temperature is still Kryptonite
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Even in so called “Super Corals” temperature is still Kryptonite

Can corals survive climate change? This is a question on the minds of many environmentalists and researchers these days. The short answer is: probably, but coral reefs as we know them likely cannot. Every coral may not go extinct, but reefs are degrading and will continue to do so if the status quo is not … Continue reading

Adulterated Science: Why not all Sci Comm is GOOD Sci Comm
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Adulterated Science: Why not all Sci Comm is GOOD Sci Comm

By now if you are a human (or cylon, I won’t judge) who has used the internet more than once, I expect you to have stumbled upon IFL Science. You probably come across it “on the regular” on your Facebook page. IFL Science is great for the lay person. It provides tons of scientific information … Continue reading