Future Conservation Policy To Be Shaped by Scenario Planning

Future Conservation Policy To Be Shaped by Scenario Planning

The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced in July the publication of a new peer-reviewed document designed to help shape the future of conservation policy. The document, “Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation,” introduces a planning method called scenario planning to policy managers and provides 12 conservation case […]

Health Care Battles Antibiotic Resistance

Health Care Battles Antibiotic Resistance

Health care in the United States is currently facing a problem more deadly than inadequate insurance coverage: Antibiotic resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 2 million Americans had antibiotic resistant infections in 2013, and some 23,000 died from these infections. The growth of these numbers makes antibiotic resistance an urgent […]

São Paulo Water Reservoirs at Record Lows

São Paulo Water Reservoirs at Record Lows

The hottest and driest summer since 1930 is giving São Paulo possibly its worst hydric system crisis in history. Levels in the reservoir system that supplies almost ten million people have fallen to record lows, and the water may be gone soon. Sabesp is a water company in the city. José Roberto Kachel, a former […]

How 3D Printers Created a Revolution in Anthropology

How 3D Printers Created a Revolution in Anthropology

Nicholas Pyenson is the curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, whose studies are concentrated on marine fossils. He spends most of his labor time investigating fossils of ancient Cetaceans. In 2012 his Chilean colleague, Mario Suarez, invited Pyenson to take a look at the fossil found during the Pan-American Highway reconstruction. Though, […]

Fear of Vaccines a Major Threat to Public Health?

Fear of Vaccines a Major Threat to Public Health?

One of the major threats to public health is the fear of vaccinations. Yes, parents have the right to choose whether or not they choose to vaccinate their children. Parents also have to make “informed” decisions to protect their children’s health. Measles, a childhood contagious disease is making a comeback. According to CDC’s National Center […]

Could stem cells in your teeth one day save your life?

Could stem cells in your teeth one day save your life?

  When George W. Bush was president he placed severe restrictions on using government funding for research on embryonic stem cells. Regardless of one’s opinion on the moral issues surrounding embryonic stem cells, this policy stance and the limelight it placed on the term “stem cell” did the United States a huge disservice by mis-educating […]