Landfill odor: Health problems, but no elevated cancer risk

Missouri's health department on Thursday announced findings of a lengthy examination of the troubled Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis, determining that the foul odor emitting from the landfill created health problems ...

Impact of urbanization on shrews: A city full of personalities

While shrews are evasive and rarely seen, these small insectivorous mammals are very abundant. One species, the greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is particularly successful: it is expanding in Europe and has ...

A nudge to resume economic activity

In these pandemic-affected times, concern about COVID-19 can make it hard to know when to take part in "normal," prepandemic activities. That may be especially true this winter, with the Omicron virus variant spreading and ...

COVID-19 could prompt healthier cityscapes

Speculation about the impact of COVID-19 on America's thriving cities came almost as soon as the disease itself—and the diagnosis was usually grim. Plunging rents in New York and San Francisco indicated residents were fleeing ...

Unusual bobcat tree den found in California fire burn zone

Biologists studying Southern California bobcats found a mother and three kittens this spring in an unusual den in a cavity up in a tree in an area intensely burned by a huge 2018 wildfire west of Los Angeles, the National ...

When playing favorites can hurt growth

In recent decades China has built over 1,400 large industrial parks, a massive investment accounting for over 40 percent of the country's manufacturing jobs. However, some of these projects are more successful than others. ...

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