Making Strides: EPA Clean Power Plan a positive (albeit small) step
Energy / Energy, News, and Climate / Policy / Science / Technology

Making Strides: EPA Clean Power Plan a positive (albeit small) step

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the new Clean Power Plan put forth by the EPA (through the direction of President Obama) on Monday. If not, you should check out the press release and do some digging of your own. As with all issues discussed in my posts, I encourage you, the reader, to … Continue reading

Cetaceans react to sonic exploration
Marine Life / Policy / Science / Technology

Cetaceans react to sonic exploration

This article is in follow-up to Serena’s earlier post about NOAA’s emerging guidelines in marine mammal acoustic protection. As Serena noted, marine mammals, including cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), are constantly communicating underwater using sound waves. Humans have also begun to use sound waves underwater to make processes of mapping the ocean floor easier and … Continue reading

The “Nature” of scientific publishing. Are high impact journals distorting the scientific process?
Policy / Science / Science and Communication

The “Nature” of scientific publishing. Are high impact journals distorting the scientific process?

A Nobel Prize winning biologist has announced a boycott of high impact journals such as Nature, Science, and Cell. When a Nobel Prize winner says something like that, people listen.  The question is really whether or not that stance is well founded. Randy Shekman, the Nobel winner in question, is the editor of an open access … Continue reading