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January 28, 2014
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‘Tiny Titans’ exhibit includes live hatchings by ‘living dinosaurs’

In 1923 the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi Desert yielded one of the most-celebrated finds of paleontology. Entombed in sun-baked sandstone was a collection of oval-shaped oddities: the first dinosaur eggs known to science. This 75-million-year-old find would be followed … Continue reading

February 5, 2013
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Confirmed: Stress Gradient Hypothesis: How Plant Communities Endure Stress

The Stress Gradient Hypothesis holds that as stress increases in an ecosystem, mutually supportive interactions become more significant and negative interactions, such as competition, become less so. The idea has been hotly debated but is now backed by a review … Continue reading

September 11, 2012
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Employees at ‘Green’ Companies are Significantly more Productive, Study Finds

Bucking the idea that environmentalism hurts economic performance, a new UCLA-led study has found that companies that voluntarily adopt international “green” practices and standards have employees who are 16 percent more productive than the average. Professor Magali Delmas, an environmental economist … Continue reading

March 24, 2012
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Study of Patagonian Glacier’s Rise and Fall Adds to Understanding of Global Climate Change

Glaciers play a vital role in Earth’s climate system, and it’s critical to understand what contributes to their fluctuation. Increased global temperatures are frequently viewed as the cause of glacial melt, but a new study of Patagonia’s Gualas Glacier highlights … 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

April 25, 2011
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Melting Ice on Arctic Islands a Major Player in Sea Level Rise

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought, according to a new study led by a University of Michigan researcher. The 550,000-square-mile Canadian … Continue reading