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This Simple Word Test Reveals How Creative You Are, Without Using Judgements of Others

Creativity is hard to define, and even more difficult to measure, but a new four-minute test is creating an easy and elegant way to at least measure one of the most common characteristics of this very human trait. The test is simple, and consists of one question with ten answers: Can you think of two […]

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Our environment at risk: We’ve known for decades about climate change, now we need action – La Crosse Tribune

{{featured_button_text}} On June 23, 1988, Dr. James Hansen, then director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified about his greenhouse effect research before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Early in his testimony he presented…

Eighteen Hundred And Starve To Death, Or The Year Without A Summer

A deep trough of low pressure spanned the Great Lakes. Behind it, a wall of cold air built and folded over itself, layer upon layer, until it was both towering and poised. Finally, it broke free to race east toward…

The delicate balance of protecting river deltas and society

(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech University created a novel analysis tool that seeks to protect the millions of people living on urban river deltas, while preserving the environmental and commercial viability of these landscapes.

$1.4 million grant increases coverage of Mississippi River Basin

(University of Missouri-Columbia) The University of Missouri School of Journalism announced today a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation, a leading funder of environmental journalism in the United States, to create the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk — a collaborative network of journalists focused on increasing coverage of agriculture, water and environmental issues surrounding one of the world’s major river systems.

Hollywood Celebs Demand Biden Cancel Pipeline Expansion: ‘We Worked Hard For Your Election’

A group of over 200 celebrities and Democrat donors signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to halt the expansion of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, NBC News reported. The letter was signed by celebrities involved with the…

Study: constructed wetlands are best protection for agricultural runoff into waterways

(University of Kansas) Amy Hansen of the University of Kansas and her co-authors found constructed wetlands are the most effective means to improve water quality, especially if the size and location are evaluated at the scale of a watershed — an entire region that drains into a common waterway.


LOUISIANA: NASA looks at state delta system, eyes global forecasts

Erosion, sinking land and sea-level rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief played as a child. Not far away in the Mississippi River delta system, middle-school students can stand on islands that emerged the year they were born.

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