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Obama Champions the Great Barrier Reef Despite Resistance

Obama Champions the Great Barrier Reef Despite Resistance

President Obama championed the Great Barrier Reef despite resistance from the Australian government. His claims that the reef needs protection were denied by government official Julie Bishop. Climate scientists all over the world refuted Bishop’s statements in support of Obama. In early November, President Obama stepped up to the challenge of climate change and positioned […]

Obesity Costs $2 Trillion

Obesity Costs $2 Trillion

The health risks and lost productivity of obesity are a global economic concern. The costs of obesity exceed that of military spending worldwide each year. Experts are hoping that before reaching for that second slice of Thanksgiving pie next week, people will stop to think about how it might hurt the nation. Obesity is a […]

New Documentary Revisits the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast

New Documentary Revisits the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Coast

A new documentary revisits the BP Oil spill in the Gulf Coast. It has been four years since the rig exploded releasing an underwater geyser of crude oil. The world watched with baited breath and righteous anger until the gushing well was capped – and then largely forgot about the disaster. Gulf Coast residents are […]

Ecosystems Transform as Lakes Fill With Jellies

Ecosystems Transform as Lakes Fill With Jellies

Ecosystems are being transformed as lakes in Ontario, Canada are filling with jellies. The chemistry of the water is not changing, but the microbiological diversity in the lakes is being altered due to environmental conditions. The change of tiny organisms at the base of the food chain may wreak havoc on the entire ecosystem. A […]

Pathogen in Pacific Coast Starfish Plague Identified

Pathogen in Pacific Coast Starfish Plague Identified

The pathogen causing the Pacific coast starfish plague has been identified. In a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists, researchers have explained what is causing asteroid mass mortality off the west coast of North America. For over a year, starfish have been mysteriously, inexplicably dying. Sea Star Wasting Syndrome has […]

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