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UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells

(University of Texas at Arlington) A study led by environmental researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington suggests a disconnect between the perception of groundwater contamination and the extent to which that contamination is attributable to oil and natural gas extraction.

This is how a woodpecker swap meet works

Tallahassee, Florida — Will McDearman stood on a chair, raised his voice and beseeched the hundred or so wildlife officials gathered in a nondescript auditorium to offer up every woodpecker they could find. “Are all the birds on the table?”…

Grandmother's sherry is making a comeback

When’s the last time you had a glass of sherry, that sweet Spanish wine with an old-fashioned reputation? For me, it was a complimentary goblet served nightly at a fusty bed-and-breakfast in Columbia, South Carolina — more than 10 years…

​Why Carolina bays are an enduring mystery

Carolina bays are best described as temporary, isolated freshwater wetlands. This is Banks Lake in Lakeland, Georgia. (Photo: Robert C. Clark) Earth still holds secrets. Among those secrets, what formed the Carolina bays, Earth’s most mysterious landform? People drive by…

Conservative states along the coast prepare for sea level rise without mentioning climate change – The Hill

Coastal states are applying for billions of dollars of federal funding intended to help guard against natural disasters, many of which are being exacerbated by climate change.  But among several conservative states seeking the money, the phrase “climate change” is…

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need…

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Marijuana detected in homicide victims nearly doubles

Researchers assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2016. Alternately, the prevalence of alcohol declined slightly from 40 percent in 2004 to 35 percent in 2016.

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Marijuana detected in homicide victims nearly doubles

Researchers assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2016. Alternately, the prevalence of alcohol declined slightly from 40 percent in 2004 to 35 percent in 2016.

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Marijuana detected in homicide victims nearly doubles

Researchers assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2016. Alternately, the prevalence of alcohol declined slightly from 40 percent in 2004 to 35 percent in 2016.

What is an eclipse season?

A solar eclipse can happen only at new moon. A lunar eclipse can happen only at full moon. Additionally – for an eclipse to occur – the new moon or full moon has to take place within an eclipse season.