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From the Editor: 84.4 Resources of the Earth

From the Editor: 84.4 Resources of the Earth

With rapid global population growth and a flourishing culture of consumerism, our consumption behavior has created quite a formidable challenge for sustainability.

Algal Biodiesel as an Energy Source?

Algal Biodiesel as an Energy Source?

At the moment, algal biodiesels are not commercially produced, but Dr. Julie Zimmerman’s life-cycle assessments indicate that efficiency increases and infrastructure improvements may make these alternative fuels economically viable.

Controlling Dengue Fever: An Environmental Approach

Controlling Dengue Fever: An Environmental Approach

Seeking to explain the recurrence of dengue fever in areas where its main mosquito vector has been controlled, Eliza Little has discovered that a second species that can carry the virus during inter-epidemic periods.

In Search of Civilization: Using Modern Technology to Discover Ancient Treasures

In Search of Civilization: Using Modern Technology to Discover Ancient Treasures

Anthropology graduate student Carlos Chiriboga has ventured into the Petén Lowlands of the southern Maya lowlands to investigate pre-Columbian Maya settlements, using a novel combination of traditional surveying and remote sensing.

Medical Advances in Surgery and Treatment

Medical Advances in Surgery and Treatment

John S. Reach, Jr. has developed a number of new orthopedic products, including “foam metal” implants that can integrate with tendons and a new system for targeted medication delivery.

A 21st Century Epidemic: Problematic Internet Use in Connecticut Students

A 21st Century Epidemic: Problematic Internet Use in Connecticut Students

A study by Dr. Marc Potenza of the Yale University School of Medicine surveyed students in Connecticut high schools and is the first epidemiologic study of problematic Internet use among U.S. high school students.

A Small Scale Approach to Climate

A Small Scale Approach to Climate

Rather than looking at climate on global or continental scales, local climate projects such as the Yale Surface Heat Burdge Project analyze much smaller areas, such as cities or states.

The Bad Side of Ozone – Pursuing Ozone Abatement

The Bad Side of Ozone – Pursuing Ozone Abatement

Ozone is a single molecule with the same chemical composition no matter where it is found. However, while stratospheric ozone protects against ultraviolet light, ozone at lower altitudes can cause significant health problems.