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The sun breaks water in the atmosphere down into hydrogen and oxygen. Image: US DOE
The sun breaks water in the atmosphere down into hydrogen and oxygen. Image: US DOE

Natural Selections: Did a dinosaur drink my water?

In an earlier conversation on the natural world, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talked about the longevity of atoms, and how atoms within our body may have once been in the bodies of dinosaurs. But the question remains, is that true of water? How old is it, really?  Go to full article
Jenkins' <em>Climate Change in the Adirondacks</em>
Jenkins' Climate Change in the Adirondacks

Climate change heralds "unrecognizable" Adirondacks

For a couple of decades now, we've been hearing about climate change as something happening on a global scale. It's a story of polar bears and shrinking arctic ice. Ecologist Jerry Jenkins' new book aims to bring the discussion back home.

"Climate Change in the Adirondacks" paints a detailed, intimate picture of how the warming trend will affect our lives here in the North Country.

Jenkins works for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Program. He says temperatures in the Adirondack-North Country have already risen by roughly 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Jenkins told Brian Mann that reducing carbon pollution will mean making decisions that no one is going to like.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Tool-Using Animals

The ability to use tools has separated man from animals for many scientists. That line may not be as clear as once believed. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about animal intelligence and the use of tools by different animal species.  Go to full article

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