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Public Release: 22-May-2015
Geophysical Research Letters
Deciphering clues to prehistoric climate changes locked in cave deposits
Jessica Oster and her colleagues have shown that the analysis of a stalagmite from a cave in north east India can detect the link between El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian monsoon.
National Science Foundation, Cave Research Foundation, Geological Society of America, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 22-May-2015
Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows
Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study conducted at Plymouth University suggests.

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 21-May-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Genetic maps help conservation managers maintain healthy bears
Scientists at the University of Missouri have conducted a comprehensive genetic study of American black bears throughout North America. They discovered that black bears in Alaska are more closely related to bears in the eastern regions of the US and Canada than those located in western regions. The study revealed ancient movement patterns of black bears and provide detailed 'genetic maps' that could help conservation management officials maintain healthy bear populations throughout North America.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

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Mawmluh Cave Stalagmite

Mawmluh Cave Stalagmite
This is a photo of the small stalagmite in the Mawmluh cave before it was collected. Below, a gray-scale image of a slab of the stalagmite after it was prepared for analysis. The red lines show the ...

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Wood for Cooking a Problem for the Serengeti

Wood for Cooking a Problem for the Serengeti
People in the Serengeti region cook with wood, causing problems with deforestation in Serengeti National Park.

Contact: Eivin Røskaft
eivin.roskaft@ntnu.no
47-906-52883
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti

Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti
The wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park is one of its defining features. While some environmentalists have worried about the effect of a road in the park on the animals' movements, ...

Contact: Eivin Røskaft
eivin.roskaft@ntnu.no
47-906-52883
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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