Megan Ray Nichols

Megan Ray Nichols

Megan Ray Nichols is a STEM writer who covers industrial and scientific topics. She has four years experience covering these industries writing for sites like Thomas, IoT Times, IndustryWeek and Discover Magazine. Megan also writes easy to understand science articles on her blog, Schooled By Science, to encourage others to take an interest in these subjects.


Commodity-Driven Deforestation Threatens Forests

The global market for consumer goods has led to a long-term trend of deforestation. Companies, governments, and individuals can reverse this. By Megan Nichols The global economy is at the mercy of its consumers, whose needs often have a negative impact on the environment. A recently published study explores the ...
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Improved Solar Power with New Organic Sensitizers

Cheaper, better solar power? Harnessing the power of the sun might finally become easier and less expensive thanks to new research into organic sensitizers. By Megan Nichols According to Geoffrey Jones and Loubna Bouamane, researchers at Harvard Business School, using the sun as a power source predates electricity itself, making ...
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Citizen Science in Nebraska is Bigger Than You Think

by Megan Ray Nichols (@nicholsrmegan) In Nebraska, scientists working for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are increasingly relying on casual researchers and citizen scientists to better understand three creatures in particular: spotted skunks, salamanders, and regal fritillary butterflies. Why? The populations of these species have either declined or are ...
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Craft beer aisles in a grocery store. Each aisle is labeled with the name of a different country.

Globalization and Its Environmental Impact

Globalization has many negative impacts on the environment. Corporations that benefit from globalization most must work toward sustainability. By Megan Nichols (@nicholsrmegan) Broadly speaking, globalization refers to the increased interdependence of nations and the way people from different cultures and geographic locations can receive goods or communicate with each other ...
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