Western Kansas

Western Kansas, for instance, gets about the same amount of rainfall each year as southern Arizona. For decades Kansas farmers have increasingly made use of groundwater pumped from the Ogallala Aquifer to grow corn. What will happen when that aquifer inevitably dwindles to the point it’s no longer useful …

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How Is This Plastic Getting Into The Ocean

On a forest floor a fledgling flesh-footed shearwater lies near its burrow. These migratory seabirds nest on offshore islands, digging burrows to safely lay their eggs and rear their young. The chicks don’t leave their nest in search of food; they wait for it to come to them. Their …

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Scientific Conclusions

What is going on? How can sober scientific conclusions generate such hostility? Drawing conclusions on the basis of careful review and debate of 7,000 scientific papers was lying? Spending five years culminating in careful formulation of meticulously worded recommendations that were subject to seemingly endless debate was irresponsible? Reporting …

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Distribution Of Lactose Intolerance

In those with lactase persistence, the gene that encodes for the lactase enzyme does not switch off after weaning. Lactase continues to be produced in the gut and milk can remain a viable food. If you look at the distribution of lactase persistence around the globe it ranges from nearly …

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