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Environment, Sustainability, dam safety, environmenntal science, Southeast Asia, water access

MSU Uses $3 Million NASA Grant to Find Better Ways to Regulate Dams

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment.

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Tips for Community Gardens

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With garden season fast approaching, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has updated their Community Gardens website. There, gardeners can find out how to design and build community gardens.

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Global Warming, environmenntal science, EPA, Northwestern University, Climate Change, Hurricane Harvey

EPA Administrator’s Global Warming Remarks Uninformed, Not Factual, Experts Agree

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Researchers Compare Pollution Levels Before And After Hurricane Harvey

Although understanding the wide-ranging effects of disasters is vital for an effective public health response, a lack of baseline data has made it difficult to attribute post-disaster changes in environmental conditions to the impacts of disasters.

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Underwater Seminar To Be Held Under the Water

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Professor Gordon Giesbrecht is well known for his unique approach to cold water research. So well known, in fact, that he is less referred-to by his real name than his nickname, Professor Popsicle.

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Simple Rules Can Help Fishery Managers Cope with Ecological Complexity

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A team of ecologists and economists is the first to test whether real-life ecological interactions produce economic benefits for the fishing industry. The results were published online Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Wetland, Restoration, Environment, Gulf Of Mexico, Marsh, Terrace, Oil Spill, Mississippi State University, Texas, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Habitat

New MSU Study Evaluates Wetland Restoration Efforts Along Gulf of Mexico

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A new Mississippi State research project will study a wetland restoration approach along the Gulf of Mexico, and findings will help improve future environmental restoration efforts.

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Biology, Ecology, Science, Snakes, Rodents, Seeds, Animals

Snacking Snakes Act as ‘Ecosystem Engineers’ in Seed Dispersal

Despite the bad rap snakes often get, they are more central to ecology than most people realize. New research reveals that snakes might even play a key role in dispersing plant seeds.

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Breeding, Plant Breeding, crop breeding, hybrid plants

How Do Scientists Do Traditional Plant Breeding?

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The science of plant breeding has only existed for a little more than a century. But, humans have unofficially been selecting for the ‘cream of the crop’ for over 10,000 years. The February 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog post explains how crop breeders use traditional methods of plant breeding.







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