As a reporter, you need to keep your eyes and your mind open, because sometimes you stumble upon another story that is just as interesting as the original topic you started working on and begs to be told.
This is one of those stories.
Have you ever had one of those days when almost nothing goes the way you planned and you just want to get away from it all?
I know, Southwest Airlines has an advertising campaign centered around that same theme, but nevertheless, you know the feeling.
It turns out, 1968 was an entire year like that. The Vietnam war was raging, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated, and there were riots in many American cities.
Sunlight is a crucial abiotic factor in the health of living organisms. Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have identified how plants maximize efficiency for capturing enough sunlight—but not too much—for photosynthesis.
Explore the impacts of seismic surveying on fish that populate the rocky reefs off the North Carolina shore.
Scientists like biologist E.O. Wilson are calling for half of the Earth’s surface and seas to be set aside as protected landscape to preserve humanity. With this goal in mind, one might wonder exactly how much is already protected.
To answer this, it’s important to know how much of the Earth has been touched by humans.