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Is Support For Science All Wet?

Turtle toenail clippings, fish fin clips, and fish body receivers. These components of aquatic research and education move forward right here in Chattanooga’s Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI). Local scientists in their new ...

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2016. What a year! For the environmentally minded, the election outcome brought great despair and concern about Earth’s future health. Will it mean runaway global climate change if the U.S. ignores the Paris Agreement? Will it mean ratcheting up ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM Shades of Green

Well, it’s December, the holiday season! Amidst all the extra tasks, the shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping gifts, and entertaining plus special programs and party attendance, sooner or later you are justified in asking why. Good question ... more

Dec 7, 2016 11:56 AM Shades of Green

Thanksgiving is a time when we pause, however briefly, to feel grateful for the bountiful Earth, the sustenance it provides, and our continued existence. It’s a wonderful day especially for environmentally-minded folks as it reminds us of ... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:49 PM Shades of Green

In the October 2010 “Shades of Green” column, I wrote about how trees produce fall colors. I advised leaf peepers to emerge from air conditioning and enjoy autumn. Once again it’s time to appreciate the wondrous way in which deciduous trees ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Shades of Green

“Never before have people had to think about the well-being of the entire planet. We did not ask for this task, but it is the one being demanded of us.” —Sally McFague, eco-theologian and author, retired professor from Vanderbilt University ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Shades of Green

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