Smithsonian’s “Agua Salud” Project restores degraded land with productive forests

Nearly 50 percent of the world’s tropical forests are secondary forests that have regrown after clearing, agriculture or cattle grazing. The Agua Salud Project in the Panama Canal Watershed makes it possible for Smithsonian scientists to quantify carbon storage, runoff and biodiversity for land uses including teak and native tree species plantations. (Photo by Christian Ziegler) This Earth Day weekend in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian is convening the first Earth…

April 20, 2017
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Earth Optimism: Smithsonian’s “Agua Salud” Project restores degraded land with forest

Nearly 50 percent of the world’s tropical forests are secondary forests that have regrown after clearing, agriculture or cattle grazing. The Agua Salud Project in the Panama Canal Watershed makes it possible for Smithsonian scientists to quantify carbon storage, runoff and biodiversity for land uses including teak and native tree species plantations. (Photo by Christian Ziegler) This Earth Day weekend in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian is convening the first Earth…

April 20, 2017
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Time Travel With Smithsonian Paleontologist: Nick Pyenson

Meet Nick Pyenson, one of our paleontologists at the National Museum of Natural History. His job as a time traveler is to make discoveries about the past that can help shape our future. For more information on Nick, our National Museum of Natural History or other Smithsonian work, check out: http://www.si.edu The post Time Travel With Smithsonian Paleontologist: Nick Pyenson appeared first on Smithsonian Insider. Souce: http://insider.si.edu

October 21, 2016
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Meet our Scientist–Mark Torchin tracks invasive marine species and their parasites in Panama

In Marine Science, Meet Our People, Research News, Science & Nature, Video / 10 June 2011 [embedded content] Related posts: Emmett Duffy named director of Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network Shipping industry sends help as project in Panama tackles amphibian crisis Escape of the invasives: Top six invasive plant species in the United States DNA is trusty new weapon for detecting slime nets and other invasive marine parasites Tags: biodiversity,…

June 10, 2011
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Coral “whisperer” Mike Henley of the National Zoo explains how he cares for the Zoo’s living coral

In Marine Science, Meet Our People, Plants, Research News, Science & Nature, Video / 8 November 2010 [embedded content] Related posts: Study reveals Agriculture and Fishing Cause Coral Reef Decline Diversity of resident crabs is key to coral survival Zoo lion cub named “Aslan” by actors Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes Community ecologist Sunshine Van Bael explains her work in Panama with leafcutting ants Tags: biodiversity, climate change, endangered species,…

November 8, 2010
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Meet Our Scientist: Mary Hagedorn – Coral Science

Home / Science & Nature / Marine Science / In Marine Science, Meet Our People, Research News, Science & Nature, Video / 21 August 2010 [embedded content] Related posts: Orbiting Camera Unveils New Moon in Air and Space Museum Exhibition Shrinking Moon Linked to Earth’s Tidal Forces Cold, dark and lonely: Deep-water corals thrive where the sun never shines Vine-choked forests can’t capture carbon Tags: Smithsonian’s National Zoo Souce: http://insider.si.edu

August 21, 2010
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