Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Interesting articles ...

... in Newsweek. How Dams Influence Local Climate Patterns.
[D]ams increase atmospheric instabilities in the vertical profile of temperature and humidity. Those instabilities arise because the presence of a dam—specifically, the reservoir it creates—increases evaporation and therefore atmospheric moisture. That enhances the amount of convective energy in the air above the reservoir. The end result: more precipitation.
And another environmental article (2009 in review) from the New Scientist, complete with photo caption gold.
This strange bug-eyed salamander is was discovered in the Cordillera del Condor.
Next time I does/do make a discovery, I'll be sure to write just like they does/do.

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