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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands

By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan | August 31, 2017

Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.

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Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling

By Jacelyn Rice and Paul Westerhoff | July 11, 2017

Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.  

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Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.

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Opinion: The Planet Needs More Plant Scientists

By Alan M. Jones | October 1, 2014

Academia is not producing sufficient PhDs in the plant sciences to solve the crop production challenges facing a rapidly growing population.

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Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By David B. Wake | February 7, 2013

New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.

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Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops

By Lewis H. Ziska and Mark Howden | December 4, 2012

Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.

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Opinion: Fishy Deaths

By Steven Apfelbaum | October 29, 2012

Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.

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Opinion: Controlling Invasion

By Chenghai Yang | October 15, 2012

Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.

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