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    13-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 686602

Monkey Study Shows a Path to Monitoring Endangered Species

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Brazilian-American research group has just published an unusual study outlining data needs for monitoring the survival of monkeys called muriquis that live in patches of forest in Brazil.

Released:
11-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 686601

UCI Scientists Unveil New Satellite-Based Global Drought Severity Index

University of California, Irvine

Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide.

Released:
11-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
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    5-Dec-2017 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 686071

Future Arctic Sea Ice Loss Could Dry Out California

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists

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1-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686034

Genes Found in Drought-Resistant Plants Could Accelerate Evolution of Water-Use Efficient Crops

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering and creating energy crops that are tolerant to water deficits.

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1-Dec-2017 10:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 684922

Breeding Highly Productive Corn Has Reduced Its Ability to Adapt

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison wanted to know whether the last 100 years of selecting for corn that is acclimated to particular locations has changed its ability to adapt to new or stressful environments. By measuring populations of corn plants planted across North America, they could test how the corn genomes responded to different growing conditions.

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9-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released:
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 684532

California State University Interns Tackle So Cal's Water Woes

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The California State University’s Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) has launched a grant-funded program this fall that gives students hands-on internship experience while helping to solve water problems impacting Southern California.

Released:
3-Nov-2017 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 683441

MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

Michigan State University

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the U.S. economy every year.

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19-Oct-2017 9:30 AM EDT

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