Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 27, 2012 4:40PM ET
Discovered: Climate change threatens the fanciest of ingredients; permafrost is melting; WiFi networks could stifle bovine belching; scientists find relatives of Lonesome George the tortoise.
Nov 20, 2012 4:26PM ET
Discovered: A deadly new disease infects two humans; big international investors tell governments to get tough on climate change; drought is here to stay in Iowa; underwater light is dimming, driving fish away.
Nov 19, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: BP spill killed fledgling fish; middle-aged monkeys; caves reveal sea-level rise; how many scientists does it take to get to the bottom of the owl's soundless flight?
Nov 16, 2012 5:30PM ET
Discovered: One in three ocean species remain unknown to science; biofuels could be worse in a spill than oil; robots powered by rat heart cells; katydids have human-like ears below their knees.
Nov 15, 2012 3:16PM ET
Discovered: Pandas descended from a species in Spain; Ebola could be transmitted through air; how pollutants end up in Antarctica; targeting sea lice in Canadian salmon.
Nov 14, 2012 7:12PM ET
Discovered: Urban grasshoppers get loud when looking for a mate; carbon dioxide emissions hit record high; meat is full of PCBs and antibiotics; El Niño on the rise.
Nov 13, 2012 4:10PM ET
Discovered: Energy self-sufficiency could be just 18 years away; mutant amphibians spotted in Oregon; cow pee linked to antibiotic resistance; more plants won't curb carbon emissions.
Nov 12, 2012 4:03PM ET
Discovered: Deer ticks are hosts to even more pathogens than we thought; Brazil wants to un-endanger species by cloning them; satellites aren't beyond the reach of climate change; how Mayans grew maize.
Nov 9, 2012 5:22PM ET
Discovered: Thousands of nasty groundwater sites won't be cleaned anytime soon; malaria vaccine's effectiveness declines; ash tree attacks are here to stay; coral reef defense tactics.
Nov 7, 2012 6:02PM ET
Discovered: Brewing renewable fuels from simple sugar; New Zealand-administered islands powered only by the sun; engineers study butterfly textures; sardines dying off in the Caribbean.
Nov 6, 2012 5:16PM ET
Discovered: Borneo orangutans exhibit Ebola-like antibodies; NOAA's post-Sandy map of the East Coast; climate change could curtail Indian monsoons; bat-proofing wind turbines.
Nov 5, 2012 5:19PM ET
Discovered: First sighting of spade-toothed whale; huge temperature spike predicted in this century; natural insect repellant; how an ancient volcano eruption precipitated acid rain.
Nov 2, 2012 4:37PM ET
Discovered: A solar lining for the U.S. economy; USDA not keeping pace with imported meat; horses get a Hendra vaccine; maybe don't dry your clothes indoors.
Nov 1, 2012 5:41PM ET
Discovered: Koshik the elephant can say "hello"; turning hurricane research into music; UK officials keep finding illegal waste sites; how to reduce livestock ammonia emissions.
Oct 31, 2012 6:06PM ET
Discovered: A faster way to make biocrude; the most exhaustive bird family tree yet; solar cells made solely from carbon; aphid-resistant raspberries.
Oct 30, 2012 5:43PM ET
Discovered: British bee output plummets; documentarians stumble on polar bear sanctuary; how E. coli learned to attack plants; new spiders discovered dwelling in Brazilian trees.
Oct 29, 2012 5:10PM ET
Discovered: what's to be learned from a Frankenstorm; U.N. warns of amplified infections in a warming world; life in coal towns is deadlier; U.S. coal emissions are down but worldwide coal use heats up.
Oct 26, 2012 5:25PM ET
Discovered: High CO2 levels make office workers dumb; drought drags down GDP; there's no reason why green farming can't make money; warming oceans drive plankton toward the poles.
Oct 25, 2012 5:58PM ET
Discovered: Nuclear disaster lingers in Japanese waters; the hole in the Antarctic ozone hasn't been this small since the '90s; the problem with algae-derived biofuels; the amazing shrinking ancient hippo.
Oct 24, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: The temperature at which malaria thrives; 140 billion cubic meters of gas goes up in flames every year; seafloor methane could rise; could iron boost fish populations?
Oct 23, 2012 5:35PM ET
Discovered: Paul Ryan is right—sea levels aren't lowering; "hurry, eat oysters," say oyster conservationists; pediatricians offer organic advice; how will A123 Systems' bankruptcy affect electric cars?
Oct 22, 2012 4:53PM ET
Discovered: New accelerators lessen environmental impact of physics research; Cato Institute tries to quash climate findings; Lorca earthquake linked to well digging; rice crops speed warming.
Oct 19, 2012 4:12PM ET
Discovered: Stanford research encampment fueled solely by sun; Japanese lake key to updated carbon dating; expiring tax credit could stall wind power; global warming changes sea acoustics.
Apr 30, 2012 3:24PM ET
Discovered in Green: Wind farms are making the Earth warmer, a map of clean and dirty ground water, the coral reef is moving, and Yellowstone's super-volcano isn't all that super.
Apr 27, 2012 2:24PM ET
Discovered in Green: Food prices will rise, the Clean Water Act is working, China's getting dirtier and a better, leafier solar panel design.
Apr 26, 2012 5:34PM ET
Discovered: Communication towers are slaughtering our birds, deadly fungus is killing our frogs, more extreme weather is on the way, and the oceans are dirtier than we thought.
Apr 25, 2012 3:11PM ET
Discovered in Green: Organic farming isn't always sustainable, another thing that's hurting the honey-bees, warming oceans are melting glaciers, and some trees grow better in dirty cities.
Apr 24, 2012 3:49PM ET
Discovered in Green: Small amounts of a common contaminant is spreading breast cancer, reading palm trees teaches us about plant diversity and climate change, handling bark beetles, and how to get plant's to act less defensive.
Apr 23, 2012 2:28PM ET
Today in Green Research: Cookstoves aren't saving humanity, pollution's making us fat, climate change is going to mess with the corn market, a highly endangered plant.
Apr 20, 2012 2:02PM ET
Discovered in Green: Not all glaciers are melting into oblivion, death by pollution, eating meat is good for humanity, and we need new, different pine trees.