Cuba's clean rivers show the benefits of reducing nutrient pollution

Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.

Amanda H. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Geology, Oberlin College and Conservatory • conversation
June 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Scientific fieldwork 'caught in the middle' of US-Mexico border tensions

Government policies and dangerous conditions affect the ability of researchers working on both sides of the US-Mexico border to conduct scientific fieldwork.

Taylor Edwards, Associate Staff Scientist, University of Arizona • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~8 min

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