Headline News

 |   1 to 10 of 1861 articles found   |  Next >>
What do we know about the possible effects of climate change on tropical forests and reefs?

What do we know about the possible effects of climate change on tropical forests and reefs?

January 26, 2015

There’s broad agreement in the scientific community that the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at levels the Earth has not seen for 650 thousand years is reaching a point at which we cannot confidently predict the outcome...

Linkmore

 
Smithsonian Scientists Explain Spread of Chikungunya Vector Tropical Disease Detected in US Last Year

Smithsonian Scientists Explain Spread of Chikungunya Vector Tropical Disease Detected in US Last Year

January 19, 2015

The tropical disease chikungunya began twisting Western tongues last July when the first locally transmitted case was reported in Florida...

Linkmore

 
Smithsonian Research Supports Panama’s New Marine Protected Areas Proposal

Smithsonian Research Supports Panama’s New Marine Protected Areas Proposal

January 12, 2015

Two extensive, unexplored submarine mountain chains are proposed as new open-water marine protected areas by the Republic of Panama based on scientific expertise from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute...

Linkmore

 
Dear friends,

Dear friends,

December 19, 2014

As the new director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, I would like to introduce myself and share a few of STRI’s most important accomplishments in 2014...

Linkmore

 
WHAT CAN STOMACH A TOXIC FROG?

WHAT CAN STOMACH A TOXIC FROG?

December 16, 2014

Eating a Strawberry Dart Poison Frog is supposed to be a really bad idea...

Linkmore

 
FOURTH CHISPA GRADUATION

FOURTH CHISPA GRADUATION

December 16, 2014

Since its creation in 2013, the ˇCHISPA! Project has connected local youth with expert Smithsonian scientists and has offered resources and training to help them develop critical thinking, communication and leadership skills...

Linkmore

 
WHAT DO MODERN OCEANS REVEAL ABOUT THE ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD?

WHAT DO MODERN OCEANS REVEAL ABOUT THE ANCIENT FOSSIL RECORD?

December 16, 2014

Scientists sometimes aggressively test the theories of their peers. Recently, Seth Finnegan preferred to put his own hypotheses to a stress test...

Linkmore

 
Olga Linares (1936-2014)

Olga Linares (1936-2014)

December 09, 2014

Olga Francesca Linares Tribaldos, senior staff scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, died peacefully at her home in Panama City, Panama, on December 2, 2014...

Linkmore

 
BBVA Foundation Honors STRI and Partners for Biodiversity Conservation

BBVA Foundation Honors STRI and Partners for Biodiversity Conservation

December 09, 2014

STRI scientist Roberto Ibáńez accepted an award for biodiversity conservation in Latin America from BBVA Foundation on behalf of the PARC project during a ceremony on Nov. 25 in Madrid...

Linkmore

 
Whale Protection Scheme Goes Into Effect

Whale Protection Scheme Goes Into Effect

December 09, 2014

The traffic separation scheme (TSS) is the result of Guzmán’s work tracking humpback whales, which revealed the whales — notably mothers with calves — were at high risk of being struck by ships entering or exiting the Panama Canal...

Linkmore