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1 hr ago | SavannahNow

Senator tours Ga. hot spots of climate change

UGA Director of the Marine Institute at Sapelo Island, Merryl Alber, right, leads Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, second from right, into the marsh on Sapelo Island via the Teal boardwalk, a structure originally built in the 1950s to provide research access without trampling the marsh.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson, Sapelo-Island, GA, McIntosh County, GA, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Science

5 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

State Amphibian Bill by Assemblyman Manuel PAİrez Passes Assembly Floor

Assemblymember V. Manuel PA©rez reports that his bill authored together with local Sea View Elementary students, AB 2364, passed this morning on the Assembly Floor on a 52-8 vote.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Science

13 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls students submit winning essays about the outdoors

This winter, sixth-graders who participated in the annual winter ecology field trips with Great Falls Public Schools were invited to write about what they learned.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, MT, Science, Arts, Poetry, Belt, MT

14 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Volunteers to clean up rail trail in Elmira

More than 70 volunteers will remove trash along the Lackawanna Rail Trail in Elmira on Friday and Saturday as part of the observance of Earth Day on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Elmira, NY, Chemung, NY, Horseheads, NY, Chemung County, NY, Science

22 hrs ago | The Nation

This Week in 'Nation' History: Time to Return Earth Day to its Radical Origins

Two years ago, Mark Hertsgaard argued in The Nation that "instead of rallying public pressure for far-reaching reforms, Earth Day is becoming, at least in the United States, a bland, tired ritual that polluters and politicians have learned to ignore or co-opt."

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Mail on Sunday

The computer that plays GOD: Scientists design simulator that...

Chinatown's American Dream: Meet the migrant workers who sleep packed into tiny $9-a-night New York cubicles, while families share meals in a space the size of a cupboard Heartbroken mother sues FedEx for $100M amid claims the delivery truck that slammed into a bus killing her teenage daughter and nine others could have been on fire BEFORE the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wedding, Texas, Science

RedOrbit

Global Soundscapes - Crowdsourcing The Sounds...

In conjunction with Earth Day celebrations on Tuesday - Bryan Pijanowski , an ecology professor at Purdue University, encouraged smartphone owners around the world to download and use an app he developed to record the sounds around them.

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Related Topix: Purdue University, Science, UC Santa Cruz

Scientific American

Blue-Footed Boobies Have Stopped Breeding, But Why?

Twice a week, John Platt shines a light on endangered species from all over the globe, exploring not just why they are dying out but also what's being done to rescue them from oblivion.

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Related Topix: Science, Wake Forest University

Hispanic Business

Studies from Natural History Museum Have Provided New Information about Ecology and Evolution

Editor at Agriculture Week -- Research findings on Ecology and Evolution are discussed in a new report.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture

Scientific Blogging

What Do You Do With 1 Million Feral Camels?

Feral camels in the Australian outback are reviled as pests. Yet they thrive, totaling some one million strong.

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Related Topix: Science, Australia, Oceania, World News

The Washington Post

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Dan Wittenberg bought about 13 acres of land in the Potomac River flood zone in St. Mary's County because of his love of sailing and windsurfing.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Science, Medicine, Nutrition, Agriculture

Tue Apr 22, 2014

AlertNet

Rural' forests nurture healthy socio-environmental activity - scientists

Management of rural forests relies on complex practices that domesticate trees, ecosystems and landscapes to serve human needs, say researchers with the Center for International Forestry Research.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture

Ruidoso News

Students celebrate Bog Springs project

Ruidoso News Students from Kala Scarafiatti's ecology class dug holes and planted plants donated by the Lincoln County Garden Club and others.

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Related Topix: Ruidoso, NM, Science, Lincoln County, NM

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Art and science at the Urban Ecology Center

The phrase "the challenge is immense" lingers in my mind as I slowly circumnavigate the room, reading stories of environmental restoration and seeing artists' representations of those stories.

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Related Topix: Science, Collective, Entertainment

Scientific American

The Splendid and Remarkable Anatomy of Hornbills

Darren Naish is a science writer, technical editor and palaeozoologist . He mostly works on Cretaceous dinosaurs and pterosaurs but has an avid interest in all things tetrapod.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

CiteULike

A comparative analysis of spatial, temporal, and ecological...

Forest Ecology and Management , Vol. 256, No. 4. , pp. 607-617, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2008.05.006 The Western Ghats in India is one of the 25 global hotspots of biodiversity, and it is the hotspot with the highest human density.

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CiteULike

Constraints imposed by pollinator behaviour on the ecology and evolution of plant mating systems

Most flowering plants rely on pollinators for their reproduction. Plant-pollinator interactions, although mutualistic, involve an inherent conflict of interest between both partners and may constrain plant mating systems at multiple levels: the immediate ecological plant selfing rates, their distribution in and contribution to pollination networks, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine

Science, Industry and Business

UV-radiation data to help ecological research

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research have processed existing data on global UV-B radiation in such a way that scientists can use them to find answers to many ecological questions.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Summit County Voice

Where have all the blue-footed boobies gone?

Populations of blue-footed boobies, one of the GalA pagos Islands iconic species, have dwindled by a third since the 1960s, mainly because the birds don't seem to be finding the food they need to breed and raise chicks.

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Related Topix: Science, Wake Forest University

AlertNet

Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth opens in The Hague

That is a key message of an international summit that opens today in The Hague, the Netherlands.Ministers and senior representatives from governments, the fishing industry, coastal communities, science and civil society are coming together at the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth which aims to bring global attention and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Netherlands, World News, Agriculture, Science, Aquaculture

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