The Edges of Nature

This post contributed by Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. —Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature As the year 2010 draws to a close and we find ourselves in the midst of winter’s icy grip, we might pause to marvel at the geometric beauty of a snowflake.  Earlier this year,...

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Energy Innovation as Key to Economic and Environmental Success

 This post contributed by Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs I caught the front end of today’s Energy Innovation 2010 Conference in Washington, DC featuring a range of individuals involved or thinking about national and global energy.  Speakers included the President and CEO of Securing  America’s Future Energy, the Executive Director of the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental R&D Program (SERDP), a co-author...

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ESA Policy News: December 10

Here are some highlights from the latest ESA Policy News by Science Policy Analyst Terence Houston.  Read the full Policy News here. HOUSE: GOP NAMES COMMITTEE CHAIRS House Republican leaders on Tuesday, Dec. 7 announced their roster of committee chairmen, all of whom have vowed to conduct vigorous oversight of the Obama Administration. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), a noted climate skeptic, was picked by House GOP leaders to chair the...

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Talking Turkey as Thanksgiving Approaches

This post contributed by Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs In a few days, many of us will partake in the American tradition of Thanksgiving Day. Declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Lincoln, this annual feast with family and friends more often than not features a turkey. Most American Thanksgiving dinner platters feature a domestic turkey, a descendant of the wild turkey. Habitat loss and overhunting drove wild...

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Moving forward on environmental literacy

This post contributed by Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs Connect with gamers.  Connect with religious communities.  Work with public health professionals.  Explore.  Make the connection to a green economy.  Find champions in the private sector.  Engage with your community.  These were all messages those participating in last week’s Ecology and Education Summit heard from a wide range of speakers focused on improving...

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