A shift from the consumption of unhealthy food to more intakes of healthy diets could increase life-expectancy and mitigate negative climate impact. The importance
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, churning up a devastating tsunami that swept over cities and farmland in the northern part of the country and set off warnings as far away the west coast of the United States and South America. Recorded as 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake ever to hit the country. As the nation struggled with a rescue effort, it also faced the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl; explosions and leaks of radioactive gas took place in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that suffered partial meltdowns, while spent fuel rods at another reactor overheated and caught fire, releasing radioactive material directly into the atmosphere. Japanese officials turned to increasingly desperate measures, while their American counterparts gave a far more dire appraisal of the dangers.
Endangered species generate public support for measures to protect fragile ecosystems. “It must have been a hawksbill,” said Alejandro Gallo, explaining that the other principal sea turtle species in the Bay Islands, the loggerhead, generally lays its eggs on the beach itself.
I became a bird-watcher completely by accident. Several years ago, I planted a pair of serviceberry trees, thinking of sweet jams and muffins. And like the robin at left, birds flocked to my berries, eating them faster than I could pick them. So instead of mourning lost jams, I turned the berry plants into the cornerstones of my bird garden. Here are a few easy dos and don’ts that will make your garden a bird haven, too: