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SnowSTAR-2012: Hoars and Drifters

April 9th: Now that we have arrived the work begins. We spent the day checking out the snow, putting our ground-based LiDAR together and testing it, and dealing with some lingering logistical problems (like making sure ten barrels of aviation fuel arrive before the plane does).Checking out the snow is my favorite activity, and being the expedition leader, I got assigned this task...

April 12, 2012 — Matthew Sturm

Mosquito Control in the Florida Keys

As spring creeps up on us, most of the country looks forward to basking in the long-awaited sun. People skip work. College kids skip class. School kids finally get to play outside without snow boots, well maybe not this year...

April 11, 2012 — Michelle Bialeck

Good News for Rare Amur Leopards and Tigers in Russia

This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Two of the world's rarest and most vulnerable cat species have had some good news in the past few weeks.The best of the news items covers the critically endangered Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), probably the rarest cat species on the planet, with a wild population of approximately 40 to 50 individuals...

April 10, 2012 — John R. Platt

Alaskan North Slope Snow LiDAR Campaign: SnowSTAR-2012

April 8th, 2012: I had somehow missed that we were leaving on Easter Sunday…. but the drive North across Alaska and the Brooks Range on a perfect day, clear blue skies, pristine white snow, and majestic mountains, was ample compensation for leaving town on a holiday, and my four companions (Fig...

April 10, 2012 — Matthew Sturm

Energy Poll Shows Strong Support for More Domestic Energy Production, Less Concern for the Environment

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Energy matters to U.S. consumers and it will likely influence their votes this November. These were some of the insights revealed this morning by the Director of the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Poll, Sheril Kirshenbaum.According to the poll, almost two-thirds (65%) of energy consumers say that energy is important to them...

April 10, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

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