In this online activity, students use lichens and tardigrades (water bears) to investigate their use as bioindicators of key air pollutants. When lichens are exposed to some kinds of air pollutants, especially to sulfur...
First Time Ever Retrieval of "Black Smokers" from Ocean Floor Reveals One of Earth's Strangest and Most Enigmatic Ecosystems
This article features a black smoker retrieved by an expedition team on the Juan De Fuca Ridge, at a depth of more than one mile below the surface of the ocean. The article discusses the expedition, the black smoker's...
In this report funded by The Aluminum Association and performed by IBIS Associates, the consumer?s vehicle lifecycle cost for conventional gas, diesel, alternative fuel, and hybrid vehicles are compared using li...
This Iowa Department of Natural Resources PowerPoint presentation educates the public about sources of excess nutrients in the Mississippi River and outlines preventative steps to stop the influx. It is directed toward...
The Science NetLinks Web site contains an interesting lesson plan that has students explore the emerging field of tissue engineering, looking particularly at tissue engineering in the repair of scarred vocal cords. The...
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