Inhibitor of Good Planning? The Influence of CEQA Litigation on the San Diego Region

submitted by: MattGoodman
Outlines a research strategy to examine the positive impact of CEQA litigation by San Diego region advocacy groups in providing the region with more robust, environmentally friendly projects. This proposal focuses on four essential areas in which CEQA litigation is of the utmost importance to protect the region’s environment. Environmental sustainability is crucial to future generations of humans and the region’s wildlife. This raises fundamental problems: Land use development is...

Cultures Magazine Launch Event - MWV84

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

Watch highlights from the Cultures Magazine Launch Event held on January 23, 2014 at American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Cultures is a free, online, open-source publication available for viewing at www.asm.org/cultures.

Ecomindedness: Benefits of Urban SPIN Farming in the San Diego Community of North Park

submitted by: dylanjsack
The goal of this study is to show how urban small-plot intensive (SPIN) farming produces value in the San Diego community of North Park from the perspective of the community members involved, and the perspective of those who operate The Nectary, a local SPIN farm collective. Value is defined in terms of social and communal benefits, development of a land ethic, and in terms of economic viability. This is a participatory ethnographic study of three homeowners who are members of the...
Authors: Dylan Sack

West Virginia chemical spill studied by environmental engineers

submitted by: nsf
A chemical spill near Charleston, West Virginia prompted officials to advise about 15 percent of the state's residents to not use the water. In the aftermath, a West Virginia University environmental engineer and her team rushed to the site to collect samples by the Elk River for further analysis. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130304&org=NSF&from=news

Science Behind the News: Bio-inspired Materials

submitted by: nsf

In the search for the next groundbreaking tough material, scientists like David Kisalus from the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration, including under the sea where one little crustacean packs a walloping punch - the peacock mantis shrimp.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

The Nature Explorers Chiricahua Part 12 of 12

submitted by: thenatureexplorers

Chiricahua is a "Sky Island" region that supports a variety of wildlife, some of which are more commonly thought of as denizens of subtropical habitats in Mexico or Central America. Even in February with snow and temperatures as low as -10°F we still found a cornucopia of nature, turkeys, woodpeckers, centipedes, pines, yuccas, agaves, and more.