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Nature

The Glade as an Ozarks Treasure

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The Missouri Ozarks are special for many reasons, many of which are tied to the land. Native short-leafed pine trees swaying in the wind, steep and beautiful hills and hollows, crystal-clear rivers and our abundant wildlife are all aspects…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Environment

Small Spills at Gas Stations Could Cause Significant Health Risks Over Time

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A new study suggests that drops of fuel spilled at gas stations — which occur frequently with fill-ups — could cumulatively be causing long-term environmental damage to soil and groundwater in residential areas in close proximity to the stations.

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Johns Hopkins University

Conservation

Report Assesses Health of the Nation’s Birds

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One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish The State of the Birds 2014 – the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S.…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Conservation

Importation of Firewood Banned on Arkansas’s WMAs and NWRs

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During its September meeting, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved an emergency ban on the importation of firewood on all AGFC-owned wildlife management areas. Precautionary measures are also underway to prevent the spread of the EAB throughout Arkansas’s national…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Environment

Rivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal

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A study of the removal of dams suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the physical recovery.

The analysis, performed…[read further]

Oregon State University

Science

Genetic Secrets of the Monarch Butterfly

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The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic insects in the world, best known for its distinct orange and black wings and a spectacular annual mass migration across North America. However, little has been known about the genes that…[read further]

University of Chicago Medical Center

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