Each summer the essays focus on some aspect of technological change, usually with a consumer bent. Past topics have included genetically modified foods, green cars and solar energy, among others. To the extent possible, information is provided on subjects with relevance to your daily lives now and in the near future. The current issue of the summer series can be found on the "This Month's Essay" page. The "Essay Archives" section contains all essays which have appeared on the site from 2003 to 2015. (There was no summer version of the site in 2016). Essays for 2017 will be added to the archives as the summer progresses. Those wishing to view the existing archives from 2015 may visit

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Fine feathered friends: American White Pelicans