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Archive for July, 2009

We’re now on Facebook

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

We’ve added a page on Facebook for our friends who would like to connect with us there. Links on the Facebook page will lead back to the Breakthroughs blog, to other stories and videos on the web, or to pages on the OSU website. Hope to see you there! Breakthroughs in Science at Oregon State […]

Hot News on Volcanoes

Monday, July 20th, 2009

For teachers planning to focus on volcanoes this year, see this Web site maintained by Dr. Shan de Silva, professor of geosciences at Oregon State University. The site includes curricula, a kids page, a blog about ongoing volcanic activity and a world map showing volcano locations.

Current rate of glacial melt may be occurring slower than feared

Friday, July 17th, 2009

There is evidence that this current has shut down with some regularity in the past — and sometimes quite rapidly — in response to large influxes of fresh water from melting glaciers. However, it appears as though the current rate of glacial melt is occurring at a more gradual pace which will “give ecosystems more […]

Aaron Wolf in the Utne Reader

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Water Negotiator Aaron Wolf Spreads Liquid Hope Wolf’s calling takes him all over the world, wherever bodies of water—usually rivers—are shared by two or more countries. A dam built upstream, on one side of the border, will affect the flow of water on the other side. Whose needs are more important? Is generating electricity the […]