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Ancient raindrops reveal a wave of mountains sent south by sinking...

50 million years ago, mountains began popping up in southern British Columbia. Over the next 22 million years, a wave of mountain building swept (geologically speaking) down western North America as far south as Mexico and as far east as Nebraska, a...

Walkable neighborhoods richer in social capital, UNH study finds

DURHAM, N.H. -- Living in an area where amenities of daily life -- groceries, playgrounds, post offices, libraries and restaurants -- are within walking distance promotes healthy lifestyles and has positive implications for the environment, resea...

Stanford land-use expert brings satellite data down to Earth

By integrating remote satellite imagery with revelations from door-to-door interviews, Stanford University geographer Eric Lambin and his colleagues are exploring the complex conditions that give rise to a broad range of land-use challenges -...

Tropical forests slashed for farmland

Global agricultural expansion cut a wide swath through tropical forests during the 1980s and 1990s. Over half a million square miles of new farmland -- an area roughly the size of Alaska -- was created in the developing world between 1980 and 200...

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