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The Manhattan Project’s contribution to shutting the door on World War II was monumental, but its practice of pulling together resources from government, the private sector and academia may prove a legacy of nearly equal benefit. The Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago’s origins...

The Case for Conservancies: Nature’s Bio-filtration      A Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-003-Conservancies     Authored by Thomas James John D. Aquilino Jr. Kelsy Armstrong March  2018       © 2018 – All Rights Reserved International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR)     Abstract Developing sound solutions to environmental and social...

Can the World’s Protein Needs Be Met? At What Cost? Is Prometheus Progenitor Genetics Technologies A Key to the Solution?   An International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-001-Protein     Authored by John D. Aquilino Jr. Kelsy Armstrong March  2018   © 2018 – All Rights Reserved International Foundation for...

Can the World’s Protein Needs Be Met? At What Cost?   Is Prometheus Progenitor Genetics Technologies A Key to the Solution?   An International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR) Searching for Sustainable Solutions Series White Paper 2018-001-Protein   Authored by John D. Aquilino Jr. Kelsy Armstrong March  2018   © 2018 – All Rights Reserved International Foundation for...

by Michelle Aberson I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never given conservation much thought. I mean, I grew up in the 80s. But at some point, one has to get out of that “me first” mentality and realize that one’s actions impact more than just...

Introduction: Sea Cucumbers are not related to the fruit found in salads and a variety of cocktails.  They are marine animals, more specifically Echinoderms whose closest relatives are star fish (sea stars if you prefer), sea urchins, and sand dollars.  Scientific articles for public consumption on...

Most urban dwelling folk only know skunks from watching cartoons.  Disney’s epic woodland adventure, Bambi, featured a shy little creature “Flower.”  Television’s Looney Tunes introduced a sophisticated, debonair and overly amorous Parisian skunk named Pepé Le Pew.  Others, mainly during road trips in the country,...

by Kelsy Armstrong IFCNR Executive Director   Animals, Nature and Albert who? I am not proud to admit this, but before joining IFCNR, I had very little familiarity with Dr. Albert Schweitzer much less his deeply moving vision of how each of us should approach one another and all...

Like bats, the opossum gets little public appreciation for the services it renders. Too many humans go about life in total ignorance of the amazing characteristics of the white-faced marsupial.  Scorn rather than gratitude tends to be the little animal’s lot.  Those uneducated to the ways...