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Florida State University, FSU, Professor Henry Fuelberg, Tristan Hall, weather balloons, St. Maarten, Caribbean, Teamwork, Science

Young Scientists Soar with Help of Florida State Meteorology Professor

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FSU Professor Henry Fuelberg joined a research project spearheaded by high school students on a tiny Caribbean island. Fuelberg helped them build and launch a weather balloon.

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Climate Change

Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior

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A new University of Washington study finds that one of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.

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Urban Planning, Urban Policy, geographic information systems, Spatial Planning, Chicago, Urban Development, geo-spatial applications, Cities, Land Use

Spatial Planner to Head Urban Planning and Policy at UIC

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Zorica Nedović-Budić, an expert in spatial planning and technologies, is the new head of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Research Trials Focus on Winter Pasture Stocking Strategies

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Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. And research trials at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton are focusing on identifying optimal strategies and stocking rates for producers.

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oceanic troughs, Ice Sheets, West Antarctica, Glaciers

UCI Researchers Map Oceanic Troughs Below Ice Sheets in West Antarctica

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 – University of California, Irvine glaciologists have uncovered large oceanic valleys beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the subsurface troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat.

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Climate Change, Global Warming, Politics, Nature, Arctic, Greenhouse Gases

Laws of Nature Trump Politics When It Comes to Climate Change

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The Tasmanian Tiger Had a Brain Structure Suited to a Predatory Life Style

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Brain scans suggest the action-planning part of the cortex was large in these extinct predators.

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Mississippi River, Nitrogen, Dead Zone, Pollutants, Microbes, Wetlands, floodplain

Mighty River, Mighty Filter

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Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.

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Vitamin B-12, and a Knockoff Version, Create Complex Market for Marine Vitamins

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Vitamin B-12 exists in two different, incompatible forms in the oceans. An organism thought to supply the essential vitamin B-12 in the marine environment is actually churning out a knockoff version.

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Plate Techtonics, Mid Ocean Ridges, East Pacific Rise

Heat From Earth’s Core Could Be Underlying Force in Plate Tectonics

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For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. The new findings also challenge the theory that underwater mountain ranges known as mid-ocean ridges are passive boundaries between moving plates. The findings show the East Pacific Rise, the Earth’s dominant mid-ocean ridge, is dynamic as heat is transferred.

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Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

New study finds more than half the loss occurs outside the blackout zone

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UF/IFAS Model Delivers Growers Severe Weather Data Specific to Their Farms

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“Growers kept asking us, ‘What is the probability of getting an extreme weather event on my farm when my crop is ready to harvest,’” said Caroline Staub, a post-doctoral researcher in the UF/IFAS agricultural and biological engineering department.

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Conditions Right for Complex Life May Have Come and Gone in Earth's Distant Past

Conditions suitable to support complex life may have developed in Earth's oceans — and then faded — more than a billion years before life truly took hold, a new University of Washington-led study has found.

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Bird Populations, Bird Studies, Bird Studies Canada, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate Data , Cornell Lab Of Ornithology, Feeder Birds, Project Feederwatch, Technology

Citizen-Science Pioneer, Project FeederWatch Soars Into 30th Year

This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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Discovery Adds Rock Collecting to Neanderthal's Repertoire

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Interesting limestone rock found at Croatian Neanderthal site

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When It Comes to Mating, Fruit Flies Can Make Rational Choices

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In a paper published Jan. 17 in the journal Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers report that fruit flies — perhaps the most widely studied insect in history — show signs of rational decision-making when choosing a mate.

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Research, Research Results, National Science Foundation (NSF) , Environment, Microorganisms

WVU Researcher Uncovers Influence of Microorganisms on Soil Carbon Storage

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West Virginia University researcher is uncovering critical information about tiny organisms under our feet, which although small, can have a huge impact on the environment.

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UF/IFAS Celebrates Arbor Day with Research, Extension Activities, Including Tree Giveaways

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“Arbor Day is a great time for everyone to be reminded of the importance of trees and forests in their everyday lives and to contribute to the approximately 70 million trees that are planted each year in Florida for reforestation,” said Tim Martin, professor and co-interim director of the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

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Kazakhstan, Wildlife, Tigers, Extinction, Central Asia, Biological Conservation

Tigers Could Roam Again in Central Asia, Scientists Say

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Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived, roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But there is a chance that tigers — using a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the Caspian — could be restored to Central Asia.

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Fossils, Trilobites, cruziana , palaeozoic

Fossils Found Reveal Unseen ‘Footprint’ Maker

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Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil ‘footprints’ around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana.







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