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The Ocean Cleanup, Part 2: Technical review of the feasibility study

INTRODUCTION This is the second of a two-part post. In the first installment, Kim presented alternatives to this project. This installment is a collaboration between Kim and Miriam. Dr. K...



The Ocean Cleanup, Part 1: Alternatives to reduce ocean plastic

This is the first of two-part post. This installment is written by Kim, who will present alternatives to the Ocean Cleanup project to help curb the problem of plastic pollution in the oce...



“Pop!” goes the corn genetics

Image source Go to the Gene Technology Access Centre site and watch the three videos: A Short History of a Very Important Plant Sex in Grass and Exploring a di-hybrid cross Answer the que...


Sea Walls: Lessons from a Paint Can

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.”                                         -Ossie Davis   Wh...


Watch this video to restore your enthusiasm for restoring your world

To restore the world we need to re-charge our batteries. We can’t save our climate, soils or biodiversity on a flat battery of despondency. Our governments aren’t going to restore the env...


Feces Friday: Marine Edition

Here’s your recap of the top excretion-related news in the past few weeks, and what it means to our ocean world: Mo’ Whales, Mo’ Poop, Mo’ Plankton, Mo’ Whales… Several ...




Population by the Numbers: Unplanned Pregnancies

The United States has a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies than the global average.


Urban Jungle: Restoring Rio’s Water Supply

One reason to keep an eye on Rio after the World Cup? A new initiative to provide freshwater security for its people.


From Twitter, a Growing Collection of Communicative Conservationists

A list of communicative conservationists who press the case for animal care on Twitter.





And We Add Another To Our Ranks

So I decided to recruit guest poster Dr. Douglas J. Long permanently into the DSN ranks.  And I do mean permanently.  There are only two ways to leave DSN. This man has street cred.  He i...


This planet comes with limits

Previously posted on cnn.com: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/08/opinion/safina-unlimited-growth/ When I was in my 20s, a girlfriend surprised me by saying that we didn’t have to worry a...


In Urbanization Update, U.N. Sees Tokyo Atop Megacities List Until 2030

Despite Japan's shrinking population, a new U.N. report on urbanization trends puts Tokyo at the top of the megacities list through 2030.






Biodiversity Hotspots have nearly burnt out

I recently came across a really important paper that might have flown under the radar for many people. For this reason, I’m highlighting it here and will soon write up a F1000 Recom...


Masdar City: Beacon in the Desert, Glimpse into the Future

Even though the fallout from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station disaster has almost completely disappeared from the headlines, catastrophe-proof renewable energy continues to...