Make the Climate Alarmists Happy: Plant a Tree
July 6, 2019
Maybe everyone can calm down the climate alarmists without draconian political measures. But who really knows? Scientists at ETH Zurich are saying that if people could plant a trillion trees, they would save the climate for at least 50 years. Their press release, “How trees could save the climate,” presents a startling alternative to the […]
City Trees Give More in Ecosystem Services Than They Cost
March 25, 2018
City planners need to plant more trees in urban areas, but the benefits go beyond beautifying pavement. Urban areas occupy 4% of the land surface of the planet, says Theodore A. Endreny in a Comment article in Nature Communications. That may strike readers as surprising, given most people’s attention to cities for work, travel and […]
Human Evolutionists Fall Out of Their Science Tree
September 1, 2016
Tell a tale, get media attention: did Lucy fall out of a tree, or did paleoanthropologists fall off an empirical limb?
New Biomimetics Stories
May 26, 2013
Here are some new ways scientists are imitating plants and animals to understand their designs and make new products.