Raising the water table the natural way

Today’s Wall Street Journal ran a story about using beavers to raise the water table and rehabilitate natural areas.  Beavers?  How can beavers do this? Photo by Walter Siegmund Beaver dam of Hat Lake and Hat Creek in foreground.  Bridge over Hat Creek on highway 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Beavers are rodents that live […]

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A Red “Snow White”

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered that “Snow White,” a dwarf planet officially named 2007 OR10, is actually red.  Time to come up with another name!  But why was it called Snow White to begin with? It was originally called Snow White because Mike Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at Caltech, […]

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