science & travel / writing & photography / by Julian Smith
November 23, 2008
Maui & Lanai
from our recent trip.
Nov 23, 2008 5:06:07 PM
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Diesel compounds from a rainforest fungus
Researchers from Montana State University have discovered a fungus in the rainforest of Patagonia that makes diesel compounds from cellulose. The fungus, Gliocladium roseum, lives inside the Ulmo tree. (Sounds like a Lewis Carroll poem.) It churns out hydrocarbons and...
Where are all the acorns?
This year it looks like oaks and hickories throughout the Northeast aren't producing any acorns or nuts, respectively. No one knows why. Is this a seasonal ecological hiccup or a sign of something worse? In any case, it reminds me...
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Ecuador Regreens the Galápagos
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Two words: Lion Drome
Excellent post. It makes me realize the energy ...
Kite snowboarder gets blown away
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