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No Southern hospitality for invasive species

Southern hospitality does not extend to invasive species. Invasive species are the environmental equivalent of uninvited guests that clean out your refrigerator, chip the heirloom china and spill wine on your new rug. Being a gracious host does not...

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By: Kristina Alexander / Published: Apr 19, 2018

Embracing the dynamics of shorelines

Coastal areas are dynamic in nature, which means they are constantly changing. A fitting example of the dynamics of coastlines can be found by looking at historical, but relatively recent, aerial photos...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Apr 04, 2018

Shortfin mako sharks need your help

Sleek, strong, fast, beautiful and … overfished; unfortunately, these are all words that describe the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Fortunately, NOAA Fisheries is enacting measures rebuild the North Atlantic stock of this iconic...

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By: Marcus Drymon / Published: Mar 22, 2018

National extension program focuses on water challenges

In the United States and around the world, water security is at risk. Too much water, too little water, or water of poor quality endangers life, property, economies, and ecosystems. These threats to water security arise from several factors,...

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By: Karen Bareford / Published: Mar 15, 2018