“Reconciling the Past May Be the Only Way to a Sustainable Future”

BY Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat October 12, 2020 For Non-Profit Quarterly (NPQ) "The solutions for the future demand that we look back into the past. It must be a long, hard look, and it will surely be uncomfortable for many people, especially those belonging to groups that have enjoyed privilege at the expense of others. That …

“Beaver dam capacity of Canada’s boreal plain in response to environmental change”

Nichole-Lynn Stoll & Cherie J. Westbrook Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 16800 (2020) Cite this article Abstract "Environmental changes are altering the water cycle of Canada’s boreal plain. Beaver dams are well known for increasing water storage and slowing flow through stream networks. For these reasons beavers are increasingly being included in climate change adaptation strategies. But, little work focuses on how …

“High Site Fidelity Does Not Equate to Population Genetic Structure for Common Goldeneye and Barrow’s Goldeneye in North America.”

Joshua I. BrownPhilip LavretskyRobert E. WilsonChristy L. HaugheyW. Sean BoydDaniel EslerSandra L. TalbotSarah A. Sonsthagen First published: 05 October 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02600 "Abstract "Delineation of population structure provides valuable information for conservation and management of species, as levels of demographic and genetic connectivity not only affect population dynamics but also have important implications for adaptability and …

NGC 2023

NGC 2023 is centered on the whitish thing on the left-center (which appears here like a small spiral-armed galaxy), but involves the other three bright blue stars. It is to the West (left) of the Horsehead Nebula, and just below (South) of the Flame Nebula. There is a deep dust trail on the upper right …

NGC 2024

While the series of photos to image the Flame Nebula or NGC 2024 take only a few seconds each to expose finding, identifying, and verifying the nebula take hours of telescope time. Tilt the image above back and forth about the long axis to visualize the nebula. NGC 2024, in the image directly above, stands …

Adolescent with COVID-19 as the Source of an Outbreak at a 3-Week Family Gathering — Four States, June–July 2020

Noah G. Schwartz, MD1,2; Anne C. Moorman, MPH1; Anna Makaretz, ScM3; Karen T. Chang, PhD1,2; Victoria T. Chu, MD1,2; Christine M. Szablewski, DVM1,4; Anna R. Yousaf, MD1,2; Marie M. Brown, MPH4; Ailis Clyne, MD3; Amanda DellaGrotta, MPH3; Jan Drobeniuc, MD, PhD1; Jacqueline Korpics, MD5; Adam Muir, MSc6; Cherie Drenzek, DVM4; Utpala Bandy, MD3; Hannah L. …

Dust Dampens Albedo Effect, Spurs Snowmelt in the Heights of the Himalayas

Specks blowing in from Africa, Middle East exert enormous effect on climateTom Rickey, PNNL Open © S. Hanusch | Shutterstock.com RICHLAND, Wash. — Dust blowing onto high mountains in the western Himalayas is a bigger factor than previously thought in hastening the melting of snow there, researchers show in a study published Oct. 5 in Nature Climate Change. That’s …