biodiversity

Category archives for biodiversity

I am so looking forward to the talks tomorrow. Linda Buck! Sharon Long! Mary-Claire King! and more… Frontiers in the Life Sciences: a Symposium Celebrating Excellence

Generalizing about “GMOs” is almost completely useless. Each food we eat and each farm is so different that the genetic technologies and farming practices needed to optimize sustainability must be different too. That is why each crop (GE or conventional) must be looked at on a case-by-case basis, using science-based evidence. I recently wrote a…

The most devastating impact on biodiversity is caused by agriculture. Farming is already the greatest extinction threat to birds, and its adverse impacts look set to increase, especially in developing countries (Green et al. 2005). Thus one of the global challenges for the next century is the need to develop high-yielding varieties that require minimal…

British kids can more easily identify Japanese cars than native plants and animals, says moderator, Robert Draper here at the Aspen Environment Forum, sponsored by the National Geographic and the Aspen Institute. American children not readily exposed to nature are more prone to depression, obesity and attention deficit disorder. This is a global phenomenon. What…

Brilliant talk by photographer Joel Sartore here at the Aspen Environment Forum, sponsored by the National Geographic and the Aspen Institute. “What can I do to get people to care about the environment? I want people to fall in love with these animals as much as I did so the world pays attention. I need…