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Article ID: 702311

Alligators Shed Light on Reproductive Disorders

University of Georgia

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered that timing of exposure is a key factor in how certain contaminants affect the reproductive system—information that may help scientists understand the causes of reproductive disorders in wildlife and women.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702289

Any way the wind blows

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers recently partnered in a project to improve short-term wind forecasting in complex terrains in an effort to make wind energy a more reliable resource. They are currently seeking funding to pursue further studies with the data collected.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702215

Two Degrees Decimated Puerto Rico’s Insect Populations

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

While temperatures in the tropical forests of northeastern Puerto Rico have climbed two degrees Celsius since the mid-1970s, the biomass of arthropods – invertebrate animals such as insects, millipedes, and sowbugs – has declined by as much as 60-fold, according to new findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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15-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702220

Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms

Cornell University

For the first time, a Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested this theory and found that wildflower strips on farms added pollinators when the farm lay within a “Goldilocks zone,” where 25 to 55 percent of the surrounding area contained natural lands. Outside this zone, flower plantings also drew more strawberry pests, while having no effect on wasps that kill those pests.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702182

Global Warming Will Have Us Crying in What’s Left of Our Beer

University of California, Irvine

On top of rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes and worsening wildfires, scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702161

Notre Dame Releases Climate Vulnerability Assessment of More Than 270 US Cities

University of Notre Dame

The Urban Adaptation Assessment is an open-source, free measurement and analysis tool that explores a city’s ability to adapt and readiness for adaptation to climate change.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702113

Hurricane Preparedness Tips From a Disaster Nurse

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

People who plan to ride out a storm must be prepared. They cannot rely solely on sandbags and luck to see them through. Understanding how a specific area will be affected by flood waters, power outages, and a prolonged need for self-sustainment are perhaps the largest contributors to successful survival of large weather-related events like hurricanes.

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12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701919

Poor and Elderly Puerto Ricans Faced a Persistent Risk of Dying in the Six Months after Hurricane Maria

George Washington University

The study found that people living in all areas of Puerto Rico faced an elevated risk of mortality during the first two months after the storm, but this risk elevation was most prominent, and prolonged, for people living in the poorest parts of the island.

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11-Oct-2018 6:30 PM EDT

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