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Natural Selections: Atom supply - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:41

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Atom supply
North Country Public Radio
Given that the world atom supply is finite, more or less, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager explore the notion that all of us are made up of some atoms that were found in William Shakepeare, the dinosaurs, and each other.

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Professional News: February 22, 2012 - UVM News

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 12:47

Professional News: February 22, 2012
UVM News
By University Communications The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will honor the Vermont EPSCoR program when the regional organization holds its 10th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards celebration on Friday, ...

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Natural Selections: Convergent Evolution - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 07:55

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Convergent Evolution
North Country Public Radio
But some creatures, such as whales and dolphins, clearly adapted to the land, then returned to the sea. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about convergent evolution. Whales retain a vestigal pelvis and femur disconnected from the spine - a remnant ...

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Scientists Say Lake Pollution Reduction Will Take Decades - Vermont Public Radio

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 07:23

Scientists Say Lake Pollution Reduction Will Take Decades
Vermont Public Radio
University of Vermont scientist Mary Watzin pointed to a table that showed the intensity of the toxic algae blooms in Missisquoi Bay. She noted that the levels rose prior to 2007. (Watzin) "And then in 2008,'09 and '10, notice that the numbers are ...

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2012-02-14 - Interview: Taylor Ricketts

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 08:34
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Natural Selections: Hive economy - North Country Public Radio

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 09:51

North Country Public Radio

Natural Selections: Hive economy
North Country Public Radio
(02/09/12) In the second in our series about the biological marketplace, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager look into the beehive. While some worker bees might try to "cheat," introducing their own eggs into the genetic pool of the hive, other workers ...

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Science pub talks climate - Rutland Herald

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 04:19

Science pub talks climate
Rutland Herald
Alan Betts of Atmosperic Research in Pittsford will lead a discussion on climate change in Vermont and how to deal with shrinking winters and increasingly floods. The Lakehouse Pub & Grille is located on Route 30 in Castleton, about 3 miles north off ...

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2012-01-31 - 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon competition includes Norwich University and Middlebury College

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 09:59
The 2013 Department of Energy supported Solar Decathlon competition was just announced and includes Norwich University and Middlebury College, VT EPSCoR partners and in the Vermont Genetics Network (VGN), among the 20 institutions from around the world.

"Two schools from tiny Vermont - and from the VGN Network - says a lot about our support for STEM education" Dr. Bob Cluss, Middlebury College Dean of Curriculum, Director of the Natural Sciences, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

The announcement with list of participants is here: http://www.solardecathlon.gov/blog/
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Totally Uncool - Seven Days

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 09:59

Totally Uncool
Seven Days
Alan Betts is an atmospheric researcher in Pittsford, Vt. For the past three decades, his work has been funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation. Most recently, Betts compiled a report for Gov. Peter Shumlin's climate change team.

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Environmental gauges at the power dam in Essex win temporary reprieve - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 07:45

Environmental gauges at the power dam in Essex win temporary reprieve
BurlingtonFreePress.com
"Nearest and dearest to my heart is that we depend on the gauges to measure how much phosphorus is reaching Lake Champlain," said Eric Smeltzer, the state's lake scientist. Water quality testing tells scientists the concentration of phosphorus in river ...

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2012-01-11 -Tech Drivers III

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 16:25
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2012-01-05 - Learning on the Lake with Jason Stockwell

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 16:25
Follow Jason Stockwell, director of UVM's Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, and his students onto Lake Champlain as they spend an afternoon and evening studying mysis shrimp's movements before and after sunset.
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2012-01-09 - NSF Tweaks its Merit Review Rules

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 16:25
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