Topic: conservation

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum of Virginia. During this period, world renowned men and women have improved our quality of life through their research efforts in biology, engineering, physics,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There are many animals on this planet that are shrinking in population. When they reach a critical population, these animals are placed on the endangered species list. A lot of times, once the animal is put on that list, they continue to dwindle in size until they are eventually extinct. However,...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet.  For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, been home to many of our meals - trees even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

As autumn makes its presence known to us, we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground.  This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape.  Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science...

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the 1960's pandas entered the collective psyche as the spokesperson for conservation movements and wilderness protection programs. The World Wildlife Fund and their panda campaign spread quickly across the planet and this gentle forest dweller went from one of...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

There are currently over seven billion humans on this planet.  As this population grows we'll need more and more homes for all these people.  With limited resources and a constant watch over our impact on the environment, a big question gets brought up frequently for future...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This Earth Day, I could pass along “green” tips on how to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, but I will save that for another time. Instead, let me make a suggestion: go OUTSIDE this weekend! Take your dog for a walk, plant a vegetable garden, play outdoor games with your...

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gas prices are on the rise again...  The world's supply of fossil fuel is limited and will eventually be exhausted.  Production is becoming more difficult and more expensive.  Many Americans are turning to renewable energy.  What exactly is renewable...

Friday, April 15, 2011

If you lowered the thermostat on your water heater by one degree this year, you could save enough energy to microwave 207 bags of popcorn or power a fish tank for 19 days. If 1000 people joined you, we could power 10 homes for 30 days or power a hospital for 4 days. More...

Friday, April 8, 2011

If you replaced one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, you would save enough energy to watch TV for 429 hours, watch 215 DVDs or play a video game for 201 hours. If 1000 people joined you, you could power a roller coaster for 34 days, power a shopping mall for 31 days or power Alaska for...

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