Science + Tech

LEAFSNAP APP – THE FIELD GUIDE ON YOUR IPHONE (Popular Mechanics, July 2011)
Citizen scientists take aim at a new target

BAMBOO BICYCLE – HOW TO BUILD ONE (Popular Mechanics, December 2011)
Bicycles built with bamboo frames are inexpensive to make, strong, and durable

SRI LANKA RAINFOREST: LINKING SRI LANKA’S BIODIVERSITY (Ecos, November 2009)
Biodiversity hotspots reside among forestlands cut off from one another and through which flora and fauna seek to replenish themselves. This story on a Sri Lankan biodiversity corridor introduces readership to the concept of Analog Forestry, a method of forest regeneration that grants local farmers the opportunity to harvest useful crops from forest environments.  It may yet link vital remnant forest patches to form an important refuge for the island’s biodiversity.

CARBON FRAUD: ALL CARBON IS NOT BORN EQUAL (The Ecologist, November 2009)
Are we risking serious problems if action to tackle deforestation assumes that a tonne of tree carbon is the same as a tonne of fossil carbon?

FAIR TRADE FASHION: HOW WILL FAIR FARE? (Christian Science Monitor, April 2009)
Fair trade clothes are a hit in Europe. But some wonder if Americans will buy into this trend

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