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October 16, 2017
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Wie Island zu seiner Energie­revolution kam

Schon vor Jahrzehnten gelang es Island von fossilen Energieträgern auf Geothermie und Wasserkraft umzusteigen. Der Historiker Odinn Melsted vom Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie erforscht mit einem DOC-Stipendium der ÖAW, wie die „Energiewende“ im hohen Norden gelang.

February 11, 2014
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Deaths attributed directly to climate change cast pall over penguins

Climate change is killing penguin chicks from the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly – by depriving them of food, as has been repeatedly documented for these and other seabirds – but directly as a result of … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
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Children’s Book Author

CEHD alumna writes children’s book about animal friends on St. Kitts Can a dog and a monkey be best friends? In Heidi Fagerberg’s first children’s book, Lion Paw and Oliver – An Unlikely Friendship, readers learn that the answer is … Continue reading

August 22, 2012
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Two New Owls Discovered in the Philippines

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Two new species of owls have been discovered in the Philippines, and a Michigan State University researcher played a key role in confirming their existence. The discovery, which is featured in the current issue of Forktail, … Continue reading

December 10, 2011
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2010 Spike in Greenland Ice Loss Lifted Bedrock, GPS Reveals

SAN FRANCISCO – An unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons – and large portions of the island’s bedrock rose an additional quarter of an inch in response. That’s the finding … Continue reading

March 19, 2011
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Human Prejudice Has Ancient Evolutionary Roots

The tendency to perceive others as “us versus them” isn’t exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins, a new study led by Yale researchers has found.  In a series of ingenious experiments, Yale researchers led by … Continue reading

June 29, 2010
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1200 Howler Monkeys on Panama’s Barro Colorado Island

The fifth Howler Monkey census at the Smithsonian’s Barro Colorado Island research station in Panama, organized by Katie Milton, professor in the department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management at the University of California, Berkeley, revealed that monkey numbers have … Continue reading