Brazilian president faces opposition in NY over museum event

New York 04/13/19, 18:02

The president of Brazil may not be a welcome guest in New York — at least, not at one event.President Jair Bolsonaro (zhah-EER!-bohl-soh-NAH'-roh) is to be honored at the American Museum of Natural History in May, invited by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce that rented space there for its annual ...

Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto Rico

Science 02/21/19, 00:00

The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.Researchers at El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, are running controlled studies ...

Legacy of Biosphere 2 lives on in singular research space

Science 10/12/18, 02:09

They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive.About 1,500 people were invited and ...

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