New research shows that one-third of yearly nitrogen runoff from Midwest farms to the Gulf of Mexico occurs during a few heavy rainstorms. New fertilizing schedules could reduce nitrogen pollution.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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After the news media move on from a major disaster site, rebuilding continues for years.
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~9 min
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In a new study, researchers found that African-Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared with those who did not report such stress.
Jan. 17, 2019 • ~5 min
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