March, 2008 News Archive

Chinese mitten crabs: Invasive species found in Hudson

Look for a new animal in the Hudson this summer. The Chinese mitten crab is at our doorstep.

Streams cleanse water as they move it

On their journey toward the ocean, small streams carry materials from adjacent terrestrial ecosystems. For decades this capacity to transport salts, soils and organisms was viewed as the primary ecological function of streams.

Biofuels no easy answer

We have passed a tipping point in the search for "carbon-neutral" energy sources, leading to an explosion of interest in the use of plant-derived ethanol and biodiesel as a replacement for fossil fuels.

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