Rat Wars, Radiation Leaks, and Other Dirty Secrets
This week in sustainability news: rats v. kiwis, radiation links in midcentury Soviet Union, and an American town with no running water.
When Packrats’ Hoards Are Helpful
Packrat nests, preserved by a combination of the chemistry of urine and the desert air, open a window into centuries of local climate change.
Dr. Nose: Disease-Detecting Animals
Belgian scientists are training rats to detect diseases. Other animals, including dogs, have a history of disease-detection.