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Riled Up is a journal of science, the environment, exploration, new technology, and related commentary.  Contributors include scientists, explorers, engineers, and others who provide perspectives and context not typically offered in general news circulation.  For interested readers, additional resources are included.

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World Turtle Day

I missed it but World Turtle Day was last month. I would have held a celebration of some sort if I'd known. Turtles are special creatures and anything that helps them out and brings attention to their environmental situation is worthy and cool in my book. The non-profit group-- American Tortoise Rescue --organized the annual event that has run for 20 years. [caption id="attachment_4507" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="World Turtle Day credit: American Tortoise ...
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Off the hook

Years ago, I was involved in international development projects relating to the environment. Back then, appropriate technology was the buzz-word in development circles-- the best technology being the simplest one to solve the specific problem --and I tried incorporating this thinking into the projects. A perfect example of this type of simple and cheap technology has just been introduced for fisheries management under new NOAA guidelines for fleets fishing in the Gulf of ...


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