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Daycare Centers May Harbor Dangerous Contaminants
2012-10-27 08:29:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly nine out of every 10 day care centers analyzed in a new University of California, Berkeley survey contained elevated levels of formaldehyde or other types of contaminants. The study, which was funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and is the first detailed analysis of environmental contaminants and exposures for California day care centers, looked at 40 child care facilities in Alameda and Monterey counties,...

How Does Climate Change Affect Animals?
2012-08-19 06:57:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As part of an effort to better understand and predict how animals will respond to changing environmental conditions associated with global warming, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have published a pair of studies investigating why some species move in response to climate change and where they go. According to Sarah Yang of the school's media relations department, the first study, published August...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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