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Experts Available to Discuss Italy Earthquake, Transportation Impact, Seismic Imaging

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A Better Way to Predict the Weather on Sea and Over Land

Scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made new updates to old technology that will enable weather forecasters to make improved predictions of severe weather.

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Tulane Researcher Finds Profound Improvements in Soil Lead Levels Following Katrina

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 11 years ago, but the storm’s legacy may have a silver lining: reduced levels of lead in soil across the city.

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Sabatini, University Of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering, Water Center, sustainable drinking water, David A Sabatini, clean water in developing countries

OU Professor David A. Sabatini Named 2016 Recipient of National Award for Global Outreach

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University of Oklahoma Professor David A. Sabatini is the recipient of a national award for outstanding contributions and demonstrated leadership through involvement in environmental engineering and science outreach activities to the global community. Sabatini will receive the Steven K. Dentel Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Award for Global Outreach at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans on Sept. 26.

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Latest Research Reveals Sitting in Traffic Jams Is Officially Bad for You

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With millions of motorists set to hit the road for the bank holiday weekend, drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high levels of air pollution. Latest research from the University of Surrey has shown that simple adjustment to your car's ventilation system while sitting in traffic jams can greatly affect your exposure to toxic fumes by up to 76%.

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Biofuels Are Not Carbon Neutral, Predicting Jellyfish, Health Issues From Fracking, and More in the Environment News Source

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Professor Joins 'Next 100 Coalition' to Change the Future of America's National Parks

Carolyn Finney, University of Kentucky assistant professor of geography, is part of a national effort to assure that all people — regardless of race, religion, gender identification or national origin — are welcome in America’s national parks and all public lands. A significant portion of Americans say they simply don’t feel welcome in national parks. A 2008-09 survey by the University of Wyoming and NPS quantifies this feeling of unease among minorities. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for approximately 78 percent of the visitors to national parks; Hispanics, 9 percent; African Americans, 7 percent; Asian Americans, 3 percent; and Native Americans/Alaskans, 1 percent. Some minorities say they don’t see themselves among park employees and guests.

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Plant Root Function, From Alaska to South Africa

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It is easy to study what you can see. Researchers know a lot about how plants work aboveground, but what happens out of sight under the surface may control more than we once thought.

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Climate Change, Global Warming, Biofuels, Ethanol, Energy, FUEL, Agriculture, Enviroment

Study: Biofuels Increase, Rather Than Decrease, Heat-Trapping Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral.

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Sea Temperature and the Lunar Cycle Predict the Arrival of Jellyfish in Israel

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Large swarms of these jellyfish reach the coast when the sea temperature ranges between 28.2 and 30 degrees Celsius and during the full moon, according to a new study from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Haifa. The study reveals, for the first time, the link between sea temperature and the lunar cycle and the arrival of swarms of Jellyfish s along the coast of Israel.

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Study: Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated with Migraine, Fatigue, Chronic Nasal and Sinus Symptoms

New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a combination of migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms and severe fatigue.

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Keen-Nosed Canines in Tanzania Help Nab Poacher with Elephant Ivory

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Two dogs trained to detect ivory by scent recently made their first bust by helping government authorities seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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Wichita State University Invasive Species Research Will Aid Kansas Ranchers

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Two Wichita State University professors are conducting research on an invasive plant species to assist Kansas ranchers in their practices.

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3D granular materials, Force, fracking, Underground explosives, Geologic materials, sand, Soils

Feeling the Force Between Sand Grains

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LLNL researchers measure how forces move through 3D granular materials, such as sand and soil, which has applications in fracking and in identifying underground explosives.

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Pulses, peas, winter hardiness, cover crop, International Year of Pulses

Winter Pulse, Spring Harvest

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Pulses, and in this case dry peas, are a flexible crop with many benefits. They work well for growers when rotated with other crops, delivering long-term benefits to the soil. They are wide adaptable for various rainfall zones. And, this new research shows they can even be planted in fall, a time when growers often have time for field work.

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​​Expert on Earthquake Prediction Available: Quakes Foretold in Small-Scale Laboratory Experiments Backed by Machine Learning

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Funneling Fundamental Particles, Neutrino Experiments, Physicists Discover 'Apparent Departure From the Laws of Thermodynamics', and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Streamlining Accelerated Computing, New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment, New Way to Display the 3-D Structure of Molecules, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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‘Local Food Opinion Leaders’ Can Help Bridge Gap Between Farmers, Consumers

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As consumers increasingly desire local food, opinion leaders can encourage others to eat healthier food and, in doing so, improve the local economy, according to new University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences research.

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Plants, Food Security, CO2, Conservation

Molecular Signature Shows Plants Are Adapting to Increasing Atmospheric CO2

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Plants are adapting to increasing atmospheric CO2 according to a new study from the University of Southampton. The research provides insight into the long-term impacts of rising CO2 and the implications for global food security and nature conservation.







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