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Looking at sachet water consumption in Ghana

Many of West Africa's largest cities continue to lag in their provision of piped water to residents. Filling the service gap are plastic water sachets, which have become an important source of drinking water for the region. ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Environment
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'Tailing' spiny lobster larvae to protect them

The commercial value of spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, thus making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region. In a new study of this iconic species, Ph.D. candidate ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Ecology
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Putting larval cobia to the acid test

Ocean acidification, which occurs as CO2 is absorbed by the world's oceans, is a source of concern for marine scientists worldwide. Studies on coral, mollusks, and other ocean denizens are helping to paint a picture of what ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Ecology
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When negative political ads work

Televised political advertising takes up a large portion of campaigns budgets. Much of it is spent on negative political ads. But do these negative ads work? A new study by Juliana Fernandes, assistant professor of strategic ...

dateOct 24, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Why birds of a feather lek together

Certain kinds of male birds gather into small clusters of land called leks to perform their courtship dances, and according to science, who they choose to associate with matters. A new study by University of Miami Evolutionary ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Ecology
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