Author Archives: Erica Gies

Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Acidifying

Rising CO2 in lakes and reservoirs may harm animals that live in those ecosystems

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Capturing Floodwaters in Wet Years Could Help California Survive Drought Years

New tactics for capturing floods and surviving droughts could help communities across California and the world

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Naturalist Trevor Goward Helps to Overturn a 150-Year-Old Truth of Science

How a self-taught naturalist unearthed hidden symbioses in the wilds of British Columbia—and helped to overturn 150 years of accepted scientific wisdom

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Can Wind and Solar Fuel Africa’s Future?

With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future

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Desalination Breakthrough: Saving the Sea from Salt

A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination

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