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Study Shows Subarctic Lakes Drying Up At A Rate Not Seen In 200 Years
2013-11-27 15:53:58

Université Laval The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes. This is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Université Laval, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brock University and the University of Waterloo in a study published this week on the website of the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying 70 lakes near Old Crow, Yukon, and...

2013-06-28 23:18:07

The new Scienceware® Secador® Refrigerator Ready Desiccator by Bel-Art Products is specially designed for dry storage inside refrigerators and -20°C freezers. Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 What happens to materials that need to be kept cold and in a low humidity environment? Up until now a clumsy and unrefined contraption was often pieced together. The Scienceware® Secador® Refrigerator Ready Desiccator makes that a thing of the past. This new addition to the...

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2010-02-04 14:36:12

Molecular biology of drought tolerance comes into focus Recent work at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on one of the most important events in earth-history, the conquest of land by plants 480 million years ago. No would-be colonizer could have survived on dry land without the ability to deal with dehydration, a major threat for organisms accustomed to soaking in water. Clues to how the first land plants managed to avoid drying out might be provided by bryophytes, a group that...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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