Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Natue's Art in Marfa

Known for its trendy art galleries and installations, Marfa also boasts beauty of another kind: in the landscape. See it on a tour with Rangefinder West Texas Expeditions.

We'll have less beer and pay more for it

Thanks to climate change, we'll be paying a lot more for a cold beer. That's bad news not just for beer drinkers but also for the sizeable industries that make, move and serve it. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Citizen Science Projects

These days, much research depends on the input of citizen scientists, people who make and record observations on everything from the wild animals they see to how many mosquito larvae are in a discarded bottle. These three projects could use your help figuring out the effects of climate change.

Coral's big summer

On coral reefs around the world, certain species practice impressive mass spawning. Read about the spawning event at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in this post for the PBS Nature Blog.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Texas species vulnerable to losing ESA protections

Despite research that shows Americans overwhelmingly support the Endangered Species Act, Congress and the current administration continue to try and weaken it. These Texas species, already affected by climate change, could be especially hard hit by any loss of protection.

Too much of a good thing

Another post for the PBS Nature Blog's summer of love, this one about recent Sargassum blooms. While the floating algae provide habitat and food for a wide variety of marine life in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, blooms are taking it a bit too far.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sea turtle summer of no love

As reptiles, sea turtles lack sex hormones; an embryo becomes male or female depending on the temperature in its nest. Hotter times thanks to climate change threaten to turn the sea turtle future too female. Read more about the problem in this post for the PBS Nature blog.