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November 20, 2014
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Writer describes the ways humans are fueling ‘The Sixth Extinction’

“I see myself as a translator who translates science into a language that someone like me, a literature major, can understand,” said New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert during a recent talk on campus. “Science tends to be written in a … Continue reading

November 9, 2014
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Mercury in the Global Ocean

Study shows three times more mercury in upper ocean since Industrial Revolution Although the days of odd behavior among hat makers are a thing of the past, the dangers mercury poses to humans and the environment persist today. Mercury is … Continue reading

December 11, 2013
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Coastal sea change

UD oceanographer reports on human-caused changes to carbon cycling Carbon dioxide pumped into the air since the Industrial Revolution appears to have changed the way the coastal ocean functions, according to a new analysis published this week in Nature. A … Continue reading

February 7, 2013
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How Good to Get Growth with New Technology in Textile Industry

Technology came along into the industries along with the Industrial Revolution. Through generations till date, the same is got carried and eventually got passed off from one generation to another, techniques changed with the course of time, but the idea … Continue reading

June 26, 2012
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Humans Have Love-Hate Relationship With the Environment

James Watson, a UA anthropologist, has published chapters describing how long-term environmental trends encourage stable adaptations within local environments. Human/environment interactions have a history as long as the existence of our species on the planet. Hominid ancestors began polluting their … Continue reading

February 24, 2012
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Evolution of Earliest Horses Driven by Climate Change

*The hotter it gets, the smaller the animal?* When Sifrhippus sandae, the earliest known horse, first appeared in the forests of North America more than 50 million years ago, it would not have been mistaken for a Clydesdale. It weighed … Continue reading

February 22, 2012
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Scientists Unlock Record of Ecosystem Changes Frozen in World’s Glaciers

*History of influence of industrial revolution hidden in glacial ice* New clues about how Earth’s remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution have been uncovered. Until now they were locked away, frozen in the ice of glaciers. So say scientist … Continue reading

November 24, 2011
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Art Detective

*A forgotten artist’s work can help us understand ourselves, says U graduate* “I am a detective of sorts,” Annika Johnson says. “And I find clues in paintings, documents, and letters that tell me about who the artist was that made … Continue reading