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Hot Cities: The Urban Heat Island Effect

Hot Cities: The Urban Heat Island Effect

A Columbia University researcher discusses the urban heat island effect and the university’s green roof research station.

By | Posted April 26, 2009

More Milk, Please!

More Milk, Please!

Dairy farmers know that happy cows just keep on giving.

By | Posted April 22, 2009

A Molecular Weapon Against HIV

A Molecular Weapon Against HIV

Scientists are researching ways to use a “gene knockout” technique known as RNA interference to help fight HIV.

By | Posted April 20, 2009

Brazen Orchids

Brazen Orchids

This year’s Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens is a colorful take on conservation.

By | Posted April 15, 2009

Grooming Tomorrow's Environmentalists

Grooming Tomorrow’s Environmentalists

The Audubon Center in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park offers a hands-on chance for children to experience nature, teaching respect for the planet to tomorrow’s environmentalists.

By | Posted April 10, 2009

Sea Level Rise Could Hit North America Hardest

Sea Level Rise Could Hit North America Hardest

A melting ice sheet may cause sea levels to rise unevenly around the globe, recent research reveals.

By | Posted April 6, 2009

Fighting Flies with Flies

Fighting Flies with Flies

New tricks to breed sexier Mediterranean fruit flies could improve control of an important agricultural pest.

By | Posted April 3, 2009

Powering Down

Powering Down

Google launches software designed to help homeowners reduce electricity consumption.

By | Posted April 1, 2009