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Article ID: 553521

Researchers Plan Environmental Observatory to Track Impacts of Climate Change in the Lower Mississippi River Delta

Tulane University

Tulane University researchers and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are planning to develop an "environmental observatory" in the lower delta of the Mississippi River to study the impacts of climate change on this region of wetlands and waterways that is vulnerable to devastating storms such as 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

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19-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 553523

Zen Garden Offers Quiet Space At St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University's Japanese-style Zen garden is both teaching space and a place for over-stressed students to take a break for some quiet reflection.

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Article ID: 553525

St. Lawrence Offers 'Green' Back-to-School List

St. Lawrence University

As tempting as those "back-to-school" departments in stores are, students interested in living a "green" life at college should consider a different "must-have" list than the one offered by most colleges. St. Lawrence University has an eco-aware version.

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Article ID: 553527

Grinnell College Green Initiatives

Grinnell College

Grinnell College Campus Environmental and Safety Coordinator Chris Bair is available to talk to reporters about Grinnell's campus sustainability efforts and student-led green initiatives.

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Article ID: 553528

Ancient Drought and Rapid Cooling Drastically Altered Climate

Ohio State University

Two abrupt and drastic climate events, 700 years apart and more than 45 centuries ago, are teasing scientists who are now trying to use ancient records to predict future world climate. The events - one, a massive, long-lived drought and the other, a rapid cooling that accelerated the growth of tropical glaciers - left signals in ice cores and other geologic records from around the world.

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Article ID: 553531

Green Chemistry and Your Health

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, supports researchers who are designing new, more efficient chemical reactions that can also aid the environment by preventing waste, reducing energy usage and minimizing the use and creation of hazardous compounds.

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Article ID: 553545

TMS 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibition to Feature a Materials & Society Technical Program

TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

With global focus intensifying on alternative and renewable energy solutions to satisfy both environmental and policy issues, presenters are being sought for the Materials and Society technical programming at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's (TMS) 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The deadline to submit an abstract is July 15.

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Article ID: 553575

Troubled Waters: Low Apalachicola River Flow May Hurt Gulf Fisheries

Florida State University

Reductions in the flow of the Apalachicola River have far-reaching effects that could prove detrimental to grouper and other reef fish populations in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, according to a new Florida State University study that may provide new ammunition for states engaged in a nearly two-decade water war.

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Article ID: 553577

Pollution-resistant Microorganisms Key to Detecting Water Contamination in Southern Waterways

Middle Tennessee State University

Armed with a $165,000 EPA grant, one MTSU geosciences professor is embarking on a study that's focused on determining water pollution based on the presence of two hard-shelled, hardy microorganisms. She's found the organisms in Florida rivers that are used regularly by people in the area, and now, she's launching a similar study in Virginia.

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Article ID: 553491

Help for Climate-Stressed Corals

Wildlife Conservation Society

Banning or restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear could help the world's coral reefs and their fish populations survive the onslaughts of climate change according to a study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups.

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17-Jun-2009 3:40 PM EDT
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