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Article ID: 697085

What Are Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors, and How Do They Help the Environment?

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

What can a trench filled with woodchips do to improve water quality? The July 7 Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains bioreactors, a solution to nitrogen runoff.

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9-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697097

Scientists Capture Breaking of Glacier in Greenland

New York University

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

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9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697119

Pruitt resignation: Ethical lapses may subside, but no real policy shift at EPA, professors say

Northwestern University

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6-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 697093

U.S. and Canada Kick off Joint Next Generation First Responder Initiative with Artificial Intelligence Field Experiment

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

A new initiative kicks off today to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and situational awareness technologies during critical incidents. The effort is a joint partnership between DHS S&T and Canada’s Department of National Defence.

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6-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697065

Environmental Law Experts Available for Media Interviews After EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

University of Colorado Boulder

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5-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 697057

Crows vs. Ravens: A Numbers Game Study Finds Crow Mobbing Is a Key Strategy Against a Bigger Bird

Cornell University

ew research is adding validity to the adage "Birds of a feather flock together." A citizen-science-based report published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances suggests that when crows team up to take on a bigger foe it can be a highly successful strategy.

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5-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697040

Formula Quantifies Fatal Hazards To Kids Left In Hot Cars

Texas A&M University

A mathematical model developed by Robert Brown, Texas A&M professor of landscape architecture, was used in a highly publicized study quantifying the time it takes for young children to become dangerously hot when they are accidentally left in the back seat of a sweltering car.

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5-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696861

Some of the World’s Poorest People Are Bearing the Costs of Tropical Forest Conservation

PeerJ

Researchers from Bangor University in the UK and the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar show that new conservation restrictions in Madagascar bring very significant costs to local people. In their paper published in PeerJ – the Journal of Life & Environmental Sciences, the researchers estimate that 27,000 people have been negatively impacted by the conservation project.

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29-Jun-2018 11:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697006

Radiokrypton Dating Plumbs Mysteries of Water Aquifers

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne physicists are using a unique, laser-based, atom-counting technique called Atom Trap Trace Analysis to selectively capture and count the krypton isotopes 81Kr and 85Kr to determine the age of ice and groundwater. The results provide valuable information about the dynamics, flow rates and direction of water in aquifers, particularly those vital to arid regions.

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3-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696984

NCAR-Based Climate Model Gets a Significant Upgrade

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has released an updated version of its flagship climate model to include a host of new capabilities

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3-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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