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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...up to 10 percent of Indonesia's total annual emissions, said Sofyan Kurnianto, a scientist with the group and the lead author of the study.Indonesia's $9 billion estimate of the damage caused by the fires excludes emissions. Willem Rampangilei...
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Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

...these large animals responded to the rapid climatic changes that characterized that period of Earth's history," said lead author Daniel Mann, an associate professor in the Alaska university's Department of Geosciences.The study focuses on the...

...more energy, so the bees evolved a shorter tongue that allows them to sample a wider variety of flowers, said study lead author Nicole Miller-Struttmann at the State University of New York, Old Westbury.While biologists have tracked how global...
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Extreme preemies make survival gains, 20-year study finds

...researchers said."Our findings are cautiously optimistic. Progress is being made," said Dr. Barbara Stoll, the lead author and head of pediatrics at Emory University's medical school in Atlanta.The study was published in Tuesday's Journal...
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NASA says Mars appears to have water

...has been circling the planet since 2006.The latest findings were published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The lead author, Lujendra Ojha, a doctoral candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology, first noticed the streaks on Mars in 2010...
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Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...David Case, the now-retired lead author of "Alaska Natives and American...Indian Law attorney (retired) and lead author of "Alaska Natives and American Laws...Straus, Dean & Walker LLP, lead author on "Placing Land Into Trust in...
Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians

...It's certainly going to be one of the things we are worried about for the long-term health of amphibians."Study lead author Thomas Richards said amphibian numbers are already falling because of habitat loss, climate change, fungus and other...
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...lands. Close to half are still blazing."This is the kind of behavior that we would expect," said Todd Sanford, lead author of the Climate Central study.He notes that warmer temperatures coincide with more wildfires, "and unfortunately...
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...another active ingredient. Products were not identified by name.Johns Hopkins University researcher Ryan Vandrey, the lead author, said he was surprised so many labels were inaccurate. The researchers note, however, that the results may not be...
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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

...said Tom Wadden, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders.The study's lead author - Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University - said he could only speculate about what's behind the extra pounds...
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