Sunscreen Pills from Coral Reefs [Video]

September 12, 2011 / No Comments

A new discovery has brought to the fore that a natural compound found in coral reefs can act as a protector against sun’s ultraviolet rays. Scientists at King’s College in London have made a discovery and are now very close to synthesizing it in a lab. Once that is done, we can expect oral sunscreen pills, hopefully in five years. It ...

Giacomini Wetlands in Northern California, Getting Back to Natural

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

After eight years of planning to restore the vastly damaged Giacomini Wetlands in northern California, the National Park Service managed to re-create one of the largest estuary systems in Marin County, which 60 years ago had been unthinkingly cleared out as pasture land for dairy cattle that provided milk and butter during World War II. Took them two years of bulldozing ...