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If climate change leads to more powerful storms, greater ozone depletion will likely follow.

There’s a common misconception that climate change and the depletion of our ozone layer are closely linked. Actually, one survey reveals plenty of misconceptions about climate change: “Majorities of Americans … incorrectly believe that the hole in the ozone layer, … Continue reading

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Will nature inspire us on the Internet too?

Many of my nature-oriented friends and colleagues have some kind of story to tell about their close ties with the outdoors when they were growing up.  Sometimes when we get together we all moan about how “children these days” don’t … Continue reading

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Citizen Science … science for everyone

Crowdsourcing, citizen science, networked science, collective intelligence … these are some of the things I’ve been thinking about recently. Since we are finding new ways to collect, organize, and distribute information, we are also opening up some incredible opportunities to … Continue reading

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Free Textbook — Conservation Biology

“Oxford University Press makes conservation biology textbook by some of the world’s most prominent ecologists and conservation biologists available as free download.” Conservation Biology for All (Edited by Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich) is available as a free download … Continue reading

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Changing ways of learning science …

Science. Information.  Educational Technology. Online Tools.  Smartphones. Tablets. The speed at which we are gathering information and developing tools to work with it is becoming overwhelming … for scientists, instructors, students, and anyone interesting in keeping up with what’s happening … Continue reading

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