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  • Neither rain nor snow nor heat sways views on climate science

    Think that people in upstate New York will more strongly believe climate change is upon us after an early November blizzard dumped 7 feet of snow, which then was turned to slush by spring-like temperatures? Think again. Freaky seasons and drastic...
  • Teachers test new way of understanding how kids learn

    Teachers test new way of understanding how kids learn
    On the floor of a kindergarten classroom at Holly Ridge Elementary School, Michelle Russolese watches five children closely as they discuss the letter "M." She asks them what sound an M makes. One boy isn't sure. "What is the action trick?" the teacher...
  • Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate

    Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate
    Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
  • Why you need to know Dr. Angela Poppe Ries

    Within days of arriving at Duke University for medical school, Dr. Angela Poppe Ries, now 36, found the inspiration for her career. As a part of the welcoming ceremony for students, Anthony Galanos, a palliative care doctor, gave a speech that stuck...
  • Charity started by high-schooler gets ready to expand

    Charity started by high-schooler gets ready to expand
    A Boca Raton-based charity that focuses on fishing is getting ready to expand into several new locations to help disadvantaged children learn environmental awareness and ocean science. Fishing for Families in Need was started by Lucas Metropulos, a...
  • Clark Nexsen design receives international recognition

    Clark Nexsen design receives international recognition
    The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building designed by Virginia Beach-based Clark Nexsen has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the...
  • Lehigh University names new president

    Lehigh University names new president
    Lehigh University has a new leader. John D. Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, will become Lehigh's 14th president July 1, the school announced Friday in a news release. Simon is an internationally renowned...
  • UF trustees pick Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

    UF trustees pick Cornell provost Fuchs as next president
    Cornell University Provost Kent Fuchs was chosen as the next president of the University of Florida on Wednesday by the school's board of trustees. "Dr. Fuchs brings to the University of Florida all of the important qualities we have been seeking in our...
  • Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

    The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive officer. The group's board of directors chose Chad Nelsen to lead Surfrider, a San Clemente-based organization...
  • Wedding Announcement: Lazier-Schomburg

    Wedding Announcement: Lazier-Schomburg
    Elizabeth Ann Lazier and Joseph Michael Schomburg were married on Aug. 2 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, the home parish of the bride's family for more than 20 years. The officiant was the Very Rev. Canon Mark A. Weitzel. Serving as maid...
  • Marjorie Brown, volunteer in GOP politics, dies

    Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...