Fernando Lahuerta Mouriño

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Ruminating Climate Change & the Criminal Cow

Last week, the United States Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing entitled, “Review of the President’s Climate Action Plan.” As expected, the climate change debate took center stage and arguments from both sides were proffered with the political passion mixed in with some …

Ocean-Killers Increase Whale Harvest

For the past year I have extensively covered the 'Global War Against Nature.' Without question the relentless massacring of whales has been the most gut wrenching of all the atrocities to report upon.<p>Perhaps this is because in the spring of 2012 my faithful Chesapeake Bay retriever and I spent the …

Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

<i>Photo © Shutterstock</i><p>A recent Reuters report reveals that a black labor market run by Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, has been using taxpayer funds to …

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

Industrial Soot May Have Melted Europe's Glaciers

About 160 years ago, Europe's glaciers began melting, centuries before the temperatures started rising. Now NASA scientists offer a possible explanation for this apparent paradox: Soot from the Industrial Revolution could have heated up the ice. (This piece initially aired Sept. 3 on <i>Morning …

Bizarre New Clam Species Found

Scientists discovered the tiny clam crawling on California sea urchin spines. Its Linnaean name is Waldo, mostly for the sake of puns, I think.<p>In the north Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and British Columbia, the waters are cold and the animals are often …

Why freshwater organisms survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

An asteroid impact caused the extinction of most dinosaurs and half of ocean-dwelling species. Meanwhile, life in inland freshwater ecosystems …

Geophysics

Can Oysters With No Sex Life Repopulate The Chesapeake Bay?

The Chesapeake Bay once supplied half the world's oyster market. But pollution, disease and over-harvesting have nearly wiped out the population. It's a dire situation that's united former adversaries to revive the oyster ecosystem and industry.<p>Scientists and watermen have joined forces to plant …

In Oregon, The GMO Wheat Mystery Deepens

The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it's grown more baffling.<p>As we reported almost two months ago, the presence of this wheat was revealed earlier this spring when a farmer in eastern Oregon sprayed a field with the …

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

Volcano's "Scream" Before Eruption Explained

Understanding the causes behind harmonic tremors could lead to a limited early warning system for volcanic eruptions.<p><b>The small earthquakes that foreshadow some volcanic explosions produce a hum that rises in frequency but then abruptly stops just before an eruption.</b><p><b>Known as a harmonic tremor, this</b> …