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Typhoon claims nearly 4,000 lives in Philippines

November 23

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By Amanda Spadaro Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Nov. 22, 2013   On Nov. 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan blew through the central and southern Philippines, causing an estimated $5.8 billion dollars worth of ...

Knee ligament’s structure finally described: Belgian scientists rediscover previously overlooked ligament found by French in 1879

November 23

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By Amanda Spadaro Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Nov. 22, 2013   In October, orthopedic surgeons with the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium announced the description of a previously uncharacter...

UN to implement asteroid defense plans

November 15

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By Liam Crossey, Staff Writer crosseyl@allegheny.edu   The news sounds like it is from a science fiction movie. The United Nations decided to adopt an asteroid defense plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids...

This Week in the Environment

Christina Bryson, Staff Writer

November 15

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Typhoon Haiyan has recently been identified with climate change by the Philippine government.  Last Friday, Nov. 8, Haiyan hit the Philippine islands and was considered to be one of the strongest tropical storms across the world. ...

DARLING lecture focuses on bacterium’s survival

November 9

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By Chenoa TracyStone Contributing Writter   If you happened to stop by the Quigley auditorium during the last session of Gator Day events, you would have seen a packed room listening intently to this year’s Chester...

Black rhino hunt to be auctioned off in January: Conservationists hope to raise money for Namibia’s black rhino anti-poaching efforts

November 9

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By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Nov. 8, 2013   A Texas organization, the Dallas Safari Club, announced its intention to auction off a black rhino hunt in the name of conservation effo...

Keeping Brazil Green

Alex Holmes

November 2

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  On Oct. 22, Dr. Fausto Nomura spoke about the “Green Brazil,” describing the environmentally friendly aspects of Brazil. Nomura teaches at Federal University of Golás in Brazil and is a tadpole biologist but works...

World Health Organization Reports Possible Polio Outbreak in Syria

October 25

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By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor Oct. 25, 2013 In a report published by the World Health Organization on Oct. 19, 2013, a suspected outbreak of polio was recorded in the Syrian Arab Republic. These reports suggest that, due...

Scientists predict Earth’s end Life on earth could end within next 1.75 billion years

October 18

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By ANGELA MAURONI Contributing Writer mauronia@allegheny.edu   Dystopian themes are rampant in young adult literature these days, but researchers have recently calculated exactly when the Earth really could meet it...

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