Culture & Technology


Shrubby reed-mustard at Big Pack Mountain
March 21, 2016

Human activities continue to expand. At the same time, an increasing number of plants face habitat loss and fragmentation. In fact, more than 700...

December 23, 2015

The emphasis on "going green" in cities has led to a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives. But Sally Brown, a Professor at the...

Street tree biofiltration in Melbourne, Australia
November 25, 2015

Urban environments Down Under aren’t all that different than those in the United States....

Serita Frey and Sarah Andrews, University of New Hampshire
September 16, 2015

College courses with active learning are common in subjects like physics and chemistry. The hands-on aspect of lab work creates a memorable,...

Biking through village in Ethiopia
September 09, 2015

Paul Porter likes to bicycle. He also likes to explore different teaching methods. So for three semesters, Porter, a professor in the College of...

Maria Elena Grimmett at her make-shift lab
July 29, 2015

Remember the science fair?

For some of us it was an exciting time of creative experimentation. For others it was a time of botched and...

May 04, 2015

A new approach to wastewater treatment may be key in efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Moreover, it can be profitable.

Phosphorus is...

Pigweed, ragweed, and lambsquarters affected by grit blasting
March 09, 2015

The timeless struggle against weeds is especially tough for organic farmers, who avoid using highly concentrated herbicides in favor of chemical-...

Velvet bean and maize grow together in this experimental field
February 23, 2015

Recent research in Mexico suggests rotating the use of a local cover crop can improve soil fertility and yields of maize (corn) harvests.

Photo of arid soil courtesy of Oxfam International
January 12, 2015

Soil—it’s what’s under our feet. But it’s also what makes sure there is food and water in our stomachs, air in our lungs,...