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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers are turning to an unusual source -- otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish -- to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized ... read more

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — A new study has found that the genetic diversity of wild plant species could be altered rapidly by anthropogenic climate ... read more

New Survey on Americans' Views on Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new national survey found that fewer than one in three Americans, and 40 percent of Catholics, are aware of Pope Francis's efforts to publicize global warming as a priority issue for the ... read more

New Affordable Tool to Test Tropical Forest Carbon Stocks

Aug. 26, 2015 — Environmental scientists have developed an affordable technique to help provide evidence of the carbon-saving benefits of tropical forest ... read more

Family Farm Managers Earn Less, but Gain 'Emotional' Wealth

Aug. 26, 2015 — After hours harvesting forage, managing livestock and milking cows, new agricultural economic research shows family members who work on the family dairy farm make $22,000 less annually than ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Scientists have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Using DNA sequencing, researchers have accurately painted a clear picture of fish spawning activities in a marine protected area and have created a baseline for continuing studies on the effects of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Granada, Spain's climate and layout is like that of many cities in the Mediterranean area, which has the highest occurrence of pollen allergies in the world. The researchers hope their efforts ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — The membranes of sediment-entombed archaea are an increasingly popular way to determine ocean surface temperatures back to the age of the dinosaurs. But new results show that changing oxygen can ... read more

Waste Paper Could Make Summer Grilling More Environmentally Friendly

Aug. 26, 2015 — Summertime is waning, and that means the end of backyard barbecues is almost upon us. That also means an end to dousing charcoal briquettes with lighter fluid. Reducing the use of lighter fluid might ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb, to low levels of arsenic through drinking water displayed signs of early puberty and became obese as adults, according to scientists. The finding is ... read more

Post-Hurricane Recovery Analysis

Aug. 26, 2015 — Ten years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, researchers have analyzed and documented the recovery effort for the state. Initial reports on housing, infrastructure and ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Astrobiologists draw upon what is known about Earth's most extreme lifeforms and the environments of Mars and Titan, Saturn's moon, to paint a clearer picture of what life on other planets ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — According to a new study that makes the first assessment of urbanization impacts for the entire continental United States, the presence of vegetation is an essential factor in limiting urban ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Targeted punishments could provide a path to international climate change cooperation, new research in game theory has ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — On the coral reef, knowing who's your friend and who's your enemy can sometimes be a little complicated. Take seaweed, for instance. Normally it's the enemy of coral, secreting toxic ... read more

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