Long Live the Monarch!

Calling all citizen scientists and nature lovers! You may have heard that the monarch butterfly is in trouble. As a matter of fact, monarch populations have declined by 90% in recent years, largely due to a loss of habitat. Illegal logging in their winter home in Mexico and the loss…

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Greentertaining

ith the holidays upon us, you may find yourself stuck between being a gracious host and being an environmental champion. Parties and dinners, gift exchanges and happy hours, it’s a lot of activity and it can come with a hefty eco-pricetag — especially when you think of how many other…

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Worms rock! Or…dirt. Worms are cool!

So it seems when you have really smart people doing research, you find out some really cool things!  Emma Harrison, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Aria Kovalovich, an undergrad, found that worms, or rather “wormholes”, help stabilize the soil mantle (that’s big science for “dirt”) and prevent landslides.…

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