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Drop in crime rates are less where Wal-Mart builds

Communities across the United States experienced an unprecedented decline in crime in the 1990s. But for counties where Wal-Mart built stores, the decline wasn't...

Half of black males, 40 percent of white males arrested by...

Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, which can hurt their...

Viewing Fukushima in the cold light of Chernobyl

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster spread significant radioactive contamination over more than 3500 square miles of the Japanese mainland in the spring of 2011. Now...

Residents with Lowest Incomes Care Most About Their Communities

Some may assume that low-income residents of run-down, crime-ridden neighborhoods do not care about their communities. However, research from the University of Missouri suggests...

Study may help predict extinction tipping point for species

Athens, Ga. -- What if there were a way to predict when a species was about to become extinct -- in time to do something about it? Findings from a study by John M. Drake, associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, a...

Cement, the glue that holds oyster families together

Oyster reefs are on the decline, with over-harvesting and pollution reducing some stocks as much as 98 percent over the last two centuries. With a growing awareness of oysters' critical roles filtering water, preventing erosion, guarding coasts ...

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