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Ohio Research: Tourists Pose Continued Risks for Disease Transmission to Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.

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Forests Bouncing Back From Beetles, but Elk and Deer Slowing Recovery

Two words, and a tiny little creature, strike fear in the hearts of many Colorado outdoor enthusiasts: bark beetle. 

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As Groundwater Depletes, Arid American West is Moving East

Even under modest climate warming scenarios, the continental United States faces a significant loss of groundwater – about 119 million cubic meters, or roughly enough to fill Lake Powell four times or one quarter of Lake Erie, a first-of-its-kind study has shown.

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10,000 Steps: Not Quite Magical When It Comes to Weight

For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health — and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps. 

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University of Notre Dame-Developed Home Lead Screening Kits Shown to Be Highly Accurate

An inexpensive lead sample collection kit distributed to homes in St. Joseph County is comparable in accuracy and sensitivity to more costly in-home analysis, according to research published this month in the Journal of Environmental Research.

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When Frogs Die Off, Snake Diversity Plummets

Since 1998, scientists have documented the global loss of amphibians. 

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The Curious Case of the Disappearing Snakes

A Michigan State University- and University of Maryland-led study featured on the cover of this week’s Science magazine should sound alarm bells regarding the “biodiversity crisis” or the loss of wildlife around the world.

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January 2020 Was Earth’s Hottest January on Record

The long-term trend of above-average temperatures continues.

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NASA Flights Detect Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots

Scientists use planes equipped with special instrumentation to detect methane hotspots in areas where ground-based observations are difficult or impossible to measure.

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Study Details Effectiveness of Kansas Program That Pays Farmers to Conserve Water

Crops need water. And in the central United States, the increasing scarcity of water resources is becoming a threat to the nation’s food production.

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