Tag: pollution

Mercury in Birds and Bats

I want to highlight this research report for a couple of reasons.   First, it’s a summary of a lot of research on birds and bats–and it is alarming.  Major findings include: Current environmental mercury loads have […]

Shiny! (not in a good way, alas)

A lot of discussion occurs about “light pollution” at night, but some recent research suggests there’s another issue–polarized light pollution during the day. Smooth, dark buildings, vehicles and even roads can be mistaken by insects […]

What’s lurking in your neighborhood?

One of the fun things I did this semester was arrange a meeting between our fall semester undergrads and an environmental consulting company manager. The idea was to give the students an idea of how […]