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Oso Disaster Had Its Roots in Earlier Landslides

A new geological study concludes.the disastrous March 22 landslide that killed 43 people in the rural Washington state community of Oso involved the "remobilization" of a 2006 landslide on the same hillside.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Safeguard Belize’s Barrier Reef with Conservation Drones

Seeking to gain a high-tech edge over illegal fishers, the Government of Belize will use “eyes in the sky” to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve and other reef systems in what is the first use of conservation drones to monitor marine protected areas.

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Scientists to Study Effects of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay

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A multi-university team will answer the ongoing questions of how the impacts of manmade stressors such as agricultural use and burgeoning populations work in concert with a warming planet on water systems.

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Bumblebees in Trouble: Commercialization Has Sickened Bumblebees Around the World. Can We Save Them?

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Global Warming ‘Pause’ Since 1998 Reflects Natural Fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Researchers Provide Guide to Household Water Conservation

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A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits.

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The Bend in the Appalachian Mountain Chain Is Finally Explained

The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland—except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers from the College of New Jersey and the University of Rochester now know what caused that bend—a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago.

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Colorado State University Researchers Team with Google/Environmental Defense Fund to Map Methane Leaks

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A Colorado State University research team helped develop the data analysis tools and the driving routes Google Street View cars took to map methane leaks in Boston, Indianapolis and New York's Staten Island.

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