By: Corey Buhay
It was summer in rural eastern North Carolina, practically in the middle of nowhere. Jonathan Micancin had found what he was searching for. He could hear them: frogs. Clicking and calling, trying to out-sing each other, competing for attention. It sounded like a pond full of them, not far from the river. Read More
There were two men fishing on the riverbank. They were drinking beer, talking, joking – not an unusual sight. Micancin approached these fellows, inquiring about the permission he would need to observe those frogs up close for his dissertation.
By: Corey Buhay
Dr. Stephen Walsh is planning a 15-day cruise through the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.
It’s not a pleasure cruise by any means. Walsh is a geographer, one of 10 scientists on board taking measurements for a range of disciplines – from ocean chemistry to veterinary science. Walsh’s work primarily involves remote sensing, or using satellites that detect different characteristics of the planet below. Read More
By: Pooja Ravindran, GreenBlogger
We all can elaborate in heavy detail that one dream job that we wish we could pursue, but know will not happen in this mortal life. For me, folks, it would be being paid lots of money to go around the world and talk to the scientists and researchers that are bringing my dream- sustainable global development and progress- to reality, and share it with the world. Essentially, being a Carolina Scientific blogger but with the money and traveling and perks of the job. Well, we can’t always get what we want (thanks, Rolling Stones) which is why I want to simulate my contributions to this blog on this idealistic model and give you a taste of the sustainability-related goings-on in the lab and the field. Today’s topic is fuel from waste- without the bad byproducts. Read More