The Human Microbiome & the Wilderness Within

We consider natural wilderness to be the wild places in nature and ignore the desolate wilderness that is the urban areas we live in. There is another wilderness hiding in plain sight and that is the wilderness within.┬áScientists have identified a number of human body systems and more recently, the human microbiome. The skeletal system […]


Dead Zones in the Oceans, Seas, Lakes and Rivers

Dead zones are exactly that, deadly. They are oxygen-deprived or hypoxic bodies of water. Not much survives in these oceanic deserts as, not surprisingly, marine life needs a constant intake of oxygen to live. Large swaths of ocean habitats that would otherwise be teeming with life become biological wastelands.