Peter Raven addresses earth’s dwindling resources, the value of science-informed outreach

The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. In a career-spanning installment of the journal BioScience‘s In Their Own Words oral history series, Missouri Botanical Garden President Emeritus Peter Raven illuminates numerous topics, sharing insights related to the sustainability of human civilization, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of […]

Managing salt pollution to protect drinking water resources and freshwater ecosystems

The Occoquan Reservoir supplies water to some two million people in Northern Virginia.  Credit: Stanley Grant Doctors often tell us, “cut back on your salt.” And just as too much dietary salt is bad for blood pressure, too much salt in our nation’s streams, lakes, and reservoirs threatens ecosystem health and the security of our […]

Growing interest in Moon resources could cause tension

New research indicates that limited resources on Earth’s satellite could cause crowding and competition as site selection, extraction become reality. Image credit: NASA An international team of scientists led by the Center for Astrophysics |Harvard & Smithsonian, has identified a problem with the growing interest in extractable resources on the moon: there aren’t enough of […]