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  • Oil and gas sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the country, according to federal labor statistics and an ongoing EnergyWire investigation (E&E, May 5, 2013).
  • During a frack hit, a company inadvertently ends up fracking a nearby, often older well owned by someone else (E&E).
  • What happens when a herd of buffalo-like fish descend on a coral reef? Mayhem and ethical questions ensue about whether the species ought to be saved (Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2015).
  • A geologist, an archaeologist and a trekker discuss the newest of  geological epochs — the Anthropocene, or age of humans (Discover, Oct. 2, 2014).
  • On Judith Curry, a consistent thorn in the side of the mainstream research community, and one of few skeptics with credibility (ClimateWire, Sept. 26, 2014).
  • Which mammal species has lived the longest on this planet? (Washington Post, April 21, 2014).
  • Did India’s magnetic fauna — the tigers, lions and elephants — originally come from Africa or Asia? The answer depends on both geology and evolution (Washington Post, Sept. 2, 2013).
  • Gorillas in West Africa are dying out, but one man has an interesting idea to save them (Discover, April 11, 2013).
  • In Laos, at the site of an upcoming hydropower project on the Mekong River, villagers do not know what a dam would look like  (Nature, Oct. 19, 2011)
  • Chimpanzees groups have distinct cultures — which I witnessed in the rain forests of Liberia (Nature, Aug. 17, 2011)
  • Wheat farmers are rushing to protect their crops against “stem rust”, a disease that could devastate the world’s wheat supplies (Nature, Jun. 29, 2011).