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Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifers

Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical ...

dateJul 21, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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How mountains hold carbon

Mountain forests are better at storing carbon – well, actually, they're better at everything – according to a new study by researchers at NSF-funded projects CyVerse, Jetstream, and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory.

dateJul 06, 2017 in Environment
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Andean orchids – not so ancient

The Andes are the world's most species rich biological diversity hotspot, containing an astounding 15% of the world's plant species, despite making up only 1% of the earth's surface. Orchids are a key element of Andean plant ...

dateJul 04, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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