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The ability to produce commercial quantities of chitin by means of safe, earth-friendly chemicals earned U.S.-based Mari Signum – MidAtlantic the prestigious “2018 Green Chemistry Challenge Award” from the American Chemical Society and its affiliate, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Chitin is a polysaccharide polymer with...

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September and is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.  It is also a day where entrance fees are waived at all national and state parks.  This day is coordinated...

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one third of Earth’s produce is never consumed and 2.9 trillion pounds of food are wasted worldwide annually. A fairly large contributor to this issue falls on supermarkets and their rather strict aesthetic standards for...

Did you know every year at least 7.3 million tons of marine life are caught incidentally during fishing practices?  Most fisheries have target species for capture; and unfortunately, other animals that are not the target end up becoming hooked or trapped from unavoidable entanglement or...

The Gulf of Mexico’s shame is its ever-growing oxygen-depleted “dead zone” radiating for 8,776 square miles from the mouth of the Mississippi river, an area large enough to blanket the state of New Jersey.  The largest hypoxic area in the western hemisphere, the Gulf of...

Houghton College’s Professor Eli Knapp traveled from western New York state to villages bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Ruaha National Park to find out why poachers ply their illegal trade. His research universe was quite different than organized poaching gangs on the prowl for rhino horn,...

The team at IFCNR hopes everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! This holiday is no doubt a summer favorite filled with fun outdoor activities for friends and family, the highlight often involving an elaborate display of dazzling fireworks. As fun as fireworks can be,...