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Broken Beams

By photosearth / May 25, 2015

By Nick Houtman Fred Kamke is site director for a new wood composites research center at Oregon State University. Engineers like to break things. In my years reporting on university research, I’ve seen them bend reinforced wood beams as wide as my front door until they shatter. They’ll pummel stud walls repeatedly until the nails […]

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VICTORY! Walker’s Proposed Wisconsin Great Lakes Mine Perched Above Lake Superior Defeated

By photosearth / May 25, 2015

EcoInternet led the international campaign to stop the Gogebic mine The project’s collapse is a major blow to Governor Scott Walker’s anti-science environmental policies. The only question remaining is whether the governor must now return the $ 700,000 bribe paid by the out-of-state developers for its approval. “It shows that when Progressives and Greens unite […]

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ALERT! Urge Hawai’i to Cancel Telescope on Sacred Mauna Kea or Face Tourism Boycott

By photosearth / May 25, 2015

#WeAreMaunaKea and the TMT Telescope will never be built TAKE ACTION HERE showing your Love of the Land (Aloha ‘Aina) here: http://forests.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=hawaii_maunakea A controversial telescope project on the top of the often snow-covered Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai’i would further desecrate land that is sacred to native Hawaiians and is environmentally sensational. […]

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New! – Teton Valley

By photosearth / May 25, 2015

Located in Teton Valley, Idaho (Tetonia) at Thistle Dew Guest House, this web camera looks east into Grand Teton National Park. See it Live! EarthCam

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New! – Walrus Cam – Main Beach

By photosearth / May 25, 2015

Look out on Main Beach, where walruses have been gathered en masse since April, and First Beach, a favorite sleeping and chiming spot from early June on. See it Live! EarthCam

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Orphan Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

By photosearth / May 25, 2015

News Writer:  Lori Dajose Victoria Orphan Professor of Geobiology Victoria Orphan has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are elected through a highly selective peer-review process to recognize scientific achievement and “original contributions that have advanced microbiology.” “It’s a great honor to receive this award, and there’s also a nostalgic component,” Orphan […]

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