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Ocean Sprawl

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Contribution by EarthTalk We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl”— the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas beyond the city. But environmentalists warn that the next frontier in sprawl is on the high seas, where the proliferation of fishing, shipping, tourism, resource extraction, energy development, military exercises and other human activity has…

Archaeology and the Atom

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By Kent Shifferd To keep updated on the Fukishima Nuclear Crisis, visit fukushimaupdate.com We have all heard of the city of Idu. Right? Thousands of families living there, carrying out their normal lives, government housed in lavish buildings, written documents, trade, religion, etc. Well, it was lost. A whole city lost. Idu flourished in the…

Study Reveals Low National Rate of Frog Abnormalities on Wildlife Refuges

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Largest study of its kind advances knowledge of indicator species, identifies regional hotspot clusters An unprecedented 10-year-study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) shows encouraging results for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges. The study, published in the peer-reviewed online journal PLOS ONE, finds that on average, less than 2 percent…

Legislative Audit Committee to discuss UA file shredding

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By The Academic Daylight (Courtesy of uarktransparency.wordpress.com) Another chapter in the saga of the University of Arkansas Advancement Division troubles will be written next Friday, Dec. 13. It will be the main topic at the next Legislative Audit Committee meeting. At the September meeting, the committee voted to reopen the audit and prosecutors were asked…

North Dakota Oil Spill Raises Alarm Over Keystone XL

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If XL Approved, Oil and Bitumen Spills Inevitable.Staff Report A September oil spill that leaked 865,000 gallons of oil (at least 20,600 barrels) across seven acres of Steven Jensen’s farm in North Dakota has raised serious concerns about leak detection technology, and what a spill of this magnitude would mean for landowners along the Keystone…