Monthly Archives: November 2017

From boss-free to hierarchy: the strange case of GitHub


Reporting to your boss, who reports to her boss? Business as usual. But some companies are doing things differently, downplaying the role of hierarchy or even eschewing it entirely. One Silicon Valley firm’s story sheds light on what hierarchy (and the lack thereof) means, in practice and over time.

Livestock methane emissions higher than estimated


We have known for some time animal agriculture plays an outsized role in our planet’s natural carbon cycle. Until recently, however, we didn’t fully appreciate the scope of that influence. Based on new research published in Carbon Balance and Management, and the revelation that previous estimates were based on old data, we now have a much better understanding of the role livestock plays in annual carbon fluctuations across the planet.

Sobre las conciencias de los hombres: A medical ecological view on post-Maria Puerto Rico (Part 1)

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Communities are like bodies – they persist through trauma, adapt, and are reborn… we know that hurricanes and similar sudden stressors (like earthquakes) have implications for pregnant women and their fetuses, on stress levels, and on chronic disease. This blog series by Dr. Timothy Dye, Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Maternal and Child Health Journal, explores the potential impact and the ground experience of recent hurricanes on Puerto Rico, from an ecological perspective.