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Calcium loss turning lakes to 'jelly'

New research on a number of Canadian lakes show that historical acid deposits as a result of industry have greatly reduced calcium levels in the water - dramatically impacting populations of calcium-rich ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Ecology
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Mapping the Great Lakes' wetlands

Fluorescent bands of color outline the Great Lakes on a new, comprehensive map of the region's coastal wetlands. This publicly available map is the first of its kind on such a broad scale—and the only on ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Environment
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Is the outcome of evolution predictable?

If one would rewind the tape of life, would evolution result in the same outcome? The Harvard evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould came up with this famous thought experiment. He suggested that evolution would not repeat ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Evolution
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Image: Sentinel-1A satellite images Florida

The peninsula sits between the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The large body of water at the top of the image is the freshwater Lake Okeechobee. Covering about 1900 sq km, ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Fighting invasive species in Michigan's lakes

Everyone knows that clean water is important. But for the state of Michigan, surrounded on three sides by the Great Lakes, it is absolutely essential—to the economy and the environment. That's why the research being done ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Ecology
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