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Las Vegas holds key to abrupt climate change

According to new U.S. Geological Survey research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, springs and marshes in the desert outside Las Vegas expanded and contracted dramatically in response ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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A fish in the desert—risky swims are key to survival

Despite the extreme environment, Australia's iconic Lake Eyre Basin is home to a range of aquatic animals – including fish. In fact, during massive floods, the desert is teeming with them. But such flood events are very ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Ecology
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