Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Notes for June 15th

  • I didn't know there was a European bison.  The wisent.  Which explains, I guess, why we call the American bison what we do.  This article, estimating the potential range of the species, made me aware.
  • Parasites are amazing, terrifying creatures.  In this study, the authors found that the energy budget of the stream was being driven by parasites.  I think this is a big reason why non-indigenous species occasionally go crazy and become invasive (although most people think of predators causing that [pdf]).
  • A somewhat creative program to get more solar panels out there.  The pay-as-you-go model I guess.
  • Are wolves ever not the subject of crazy disputes?
  • Geez, youtube is the reason kids act stupid?  Really?  _

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