Arctic Permafrost & Pleistocene Park

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Arctic Permafrost & Pleistocene Park

By Arden Benner The American Geographical Society has a long history with the Arctic. Our conception centralized around the rescue of Sir John Franklin, an Arctic explorer who disappeared in 1851 (we were unsuccessful). Since then the AGS has contributed immeasurable time and resources toward the understanding and development of…

Teflon and Forever Chemicals

Written by Jake Rogers In 2001 a class action lawsuit was brought against DuPont Chemicals Company claiming that Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), commonly known as C8, was the cause of six different illnesses that were a result of contaminated drinking water due to chemical waste being dumped…

Bee Brains Busted

By Arden Benner A study released by the Imperial College London’s Department of Sciences last week illustrated the long-term effect pesticides can have on Bumblebee colonies. Neonicotinoids are a water-soluble type of pesticide widely used in global agriculture (although restricted in the EU and some American states). The study found…

Opportunities for Organic Farming in Developing Regions

[caption id="attachment_2397" align="aligncenter" width="728"] Cocoa producer in Ecuadorian Amazon. Image: World Economic Forum[/caption] Written by Jessica Devous With nearly 30% of the global workforce in agriculture, the impact of sustainable farming practices is crucial to the health of people and the planet. The organic food industry and growing agri-environmental practices…
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