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Humanity is flushing away one of life’s essential elements

Humanity is flushing away one of life’s essential elements

SOURCE: The Atlantic DATE: February 8, 2021 SNIP: Life as we know it is carbon based. But every organism requires other elements, too, including nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is the basis of all proteins, from enzymes to muscles, and the nucleic acids that encode...
Outdoor Recreation Threatens Treaty Resources

Outdoor Recreation Threatens Treaty Resources

SOURCE: Northwest Treaty Tribes DATE: February 5, 2021 SNIP: Already robust levels of hiking, camping, boating and every other kind of outdoor recreation in our region has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic as many try to cure the effects of cabin fever. Increased...
In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

SOURCE: New York Times DATE: February 4, 2021 SNIP: Although clown fish are conceived on coral reefs, they spend the first part of their lives as larvae drifting in the open ocean. The fish are not yet orange, striped or even capable of swimming. They are still...