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Scientists Use Weather Techniques to Track Flu Virus

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January 15, 2013
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As the flu outbreak reaches epidemic levels in the US, scientists are turning to weather modeling to help forecast the future seasonal spread of the virus.


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U.S. Predicts Lower Heating Bills This Winter Due to Weather

TheStreet (Oct. 7, 2014) — Cooler temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect the same harsh weather that chilled much of the nation last year. Low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced people to use more heat last winter and the price of some fuels soared because of shortages. This year everyone is likely to get a little break on their bills from the weather, and some residents will see substantial price declines too. Heating oil prices are the lowest they've been in four years, and propane prices have fallen far from their peaks last winter. Prices for natural gas and electricity should be higher this winter. But the combined 88% of U.S. households that rely on them for heat should still see lower bills because of lower demand, assuming the weather cooperates. Video provided by TheStreet
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Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — Agricultural scientists at the University of Kiel are developing forecasting models for the use of pesticides. They're based on long-term studies of weather patterns, plant diseases and the condition of agricultural crops.The models allow farmers to see when the use of pesticides is necessary to combat certain fungi and pests and when they can be avoided. That's helping to protect the environment without endangering harvests.
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New Research Reveals Crocodiles Use Sticks to Hunt Birds

New Research Reveals Crocodiles Use Sticks to Hunt Birds

Newsy (Dec. 6, 2013) — A new study shows that crocodilian species use cunning hunting techniques and "tools" to catch prey.
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Fla. Marine Study Shows How Sharks Track Prey

Fla. Marine Study Shows How Sharks Track Prey

AP (Apr. 2, 2014) — Scientists at a marine laboratory in Florida have released research that shows how sharks can be flexible in the senses they use to track down prey. (April 2) Video provided by AP
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