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Front-row seats to climate change

By day, insects provide the white noise of the South, but the night belongs to the amphibians. In a typical year, the Southern air hangs heavy from the humidity and the sounds of wildlife.

dateMay 17, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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What science says about beach sand and stomach aches

By washing your hands after digging in beach sand, you could greatly reduce your risk of ingesting bacteria that could make you sick. In new research, scientists have determined that, although beach sand is a potential source ...

dateAug 11, 2009 in Environment
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Unexplored Arctic region to be mapped

A scientific expedition this fall will map the unexplored Arctic seafloor where the U.S. and Canada may have sovereign rights over natural resources such as oil and gas and control over activities such as mining.

dateSep 03, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Rare alpine insect may disappear with glaciers

Loss of glaciers and snowpack due to climate warming in alpine regions is putting pressure on a rare aquatic insect, the meltwater stonefly, according to a study recently released in Climatic Change Letters.

dateApr 05, 2011 in Environment
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