Why is genetic diversity important?

APR 17, 2016     ABIGAIL (ABBY) LYNCH You could almost blame the greeness of the Chicago River on lack of genetic diversity. Well, at least, indirectly… The Chicago River turns green every St. Patrick’s Day. Many Irish Americans are descentants who migrated because of the potato famine. If it weren’t for the Irish potato famine, the Windy … Continue reading Why is genetic diversity important?

Pope Francis Uses Faith and Science to Discuss Climate Change (and Fish!)

 JUL 2, 2015     ABIGAIL (ABBY) LYNCH This post orginally appeared on The Fisheries Blog on June 22, 2015.  Pope Francis cites climate change as an important problem for fish and other natural resources. (Tânia Rêgo-ABr) Though religion may seem an unlikely ally of science, the recent release of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, entitled Laudato si’ (Praise be with you) on care … Continue reading Pope Francis Uses Faith and Science to Discuss Climate Change (and Fish!)