Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eat Your Chocolate!

Plant chemicals in dark chocolate may protect you from certain kinds of cancer, and other health problems. See my article about it in CURE Magazine here. Buen provecho!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tough times for dolphins in the Gulf

Scientists examined possible causes for an unusually high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico during the past few years, and a 'perfect storm' of cold weather, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and freshwater inflow from melting snow may be responsible. Read my piece about the paper in Nature News.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saving Coral Reefs

Some of the news for coral reefs is good -- provided we humans take action quickly. Here's my post on recent studies offering hope for coral, on the New York Times Green Blog.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gulf artificial reef study

I'm blogging for Scientific American about how scientists at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies are countin' fish on artificial reefs in Texas. Here's the first post.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's hot! So's your dog.

Every summer, I see overheated dogs on the hike and bike trail. Heatstroke poses a real risk to dogs, who don't cool off the way we do. Tips for keeping yours cool here .