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Education

MDC Provides Columbia High Schools with Outdoor Equipment

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Christmas came in August for three Columbia high school outdoor education teachers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation awarded the three teachers new outdoor skills equipment valued at over $10,000 for their use…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Nature

Young Birds Delay Departure, Make Frequent Stopovers During First Migration

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Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of miles away with no prior experience to guide them. Researchers at York University tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and…[read further]

York University

Conservation

Conservation Department Continues Alligator Gar Restoration

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) stocked alligator gar today as part of a program that began in 2007 at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and has grown throughout areas of Southeast Missouri.

Salvador Mondragon, an MDC fisheries management biologist, said…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Nature

MU Scientists Call for Increased Conservation Efforts to Save Black Bears

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Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and…[read further]

By MUNews

Environment

A Global Temperature Conundrum: Cooling or Warming Climate?

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When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zhengyu Liu knew that was going to be a problem.

“We…[read further]

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Environment

A New Look at What’s in ‘Fracking’ Fluids Raises Red Flags

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As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients. Researchers say that out of nearly 200 commonly used…[read further]

American Chemical Society

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A piece of pure gold no bigger than a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

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