Archive: 04/17/2008

Dam removal increases property values

Two new studies appearing in Contemporary Economic Policy explore the impact of dam removal on local property values and find that property values increase after dams are removed.

dateApr 17, 2008 in Other
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Alone in the Ivory Tower

A new study from the University of Utah shows that women in academia have fewer children compared to other professional women -- primarily because it takes longer to achieve the job security of tenure -- and concludes that ...

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Researchers look to make environmentally friendly plastics

Every year, more than 30 billion water bottles are added to America's landfills, creating a mountainous environmental problem. But if research at Missouri University of Science and Technology is successful, the plastic bottles ...

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New study validates hurricane prediction

Hurricanes in some areas, including the North Atlantic, are likely to become more intense as a result of global warming even though the number of such storms worldwide may decline, according to a new study by MIT researchers.

dateApr 17, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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