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Following historic drought in 2021, reservoir levels dropped down in the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, which gets its waters from the melting snowpack from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. (pxhere.com)

Scientists dig deep and find a way to accurately predict snowmelt after droughts

Unprecedented droughts leave the subsurface drier than usual, affecting water supply in subsequent years.
Engineers have tried to corral a mud volcano in Indonesia that has covered more than 1,700 acres with mud. Eka Dharma/AFP via Getty Images

What are mud volcanoes?

When mud, fluids and gases erupt at the Earth’s surface, they hint at what’s happening underground, allowing scientists to build a more comprehensive 3D view of what’s going on inside our planet.
When students are in school consistently, they learn more, do better and are more likely to graduate from high school. Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post

How parents and schools can get chronically absent kids back in the classroom

The numbers of students missing 15 days or more of school in a given year is on the rise in the US. Evidence shows certain approaches can get kids back in school and help them stay in class.
Coming soon to Texas and Louisiana? Turbines and a support platform at Gwynt y Mor off North Wales. Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images

Next US energy boom could be wind power in the Gulf of Mexico

The US is a latecomer to offshore wind development, but President Biden has set big goals for expanding it. The Gulf of Mexico has good conditions and a large offshore energy industry.
No hay una fórmula fácil. Stefani Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images

Qué hay detrás de la escasez de leche de fórmula para bebés en EE. UU.

Madres, padres y cuidadores de todo EE. UU. han tenido que competir por comprar botes de leche de fórmula o recorrer largas distancias para conseguirla. ¿Por qué escasea justo ahora? ¿Puede tener implicaciones nutricionales para toda una generación?
Ending workplace sexual harassment means going beyond holding perpetrators to account to address a ‘network of complicity’ that enables unethical conduct. (Shutterstock)

Banning non-disclosure agreements isn’t enough to stop unethical workplace leader behaviour

Research in universities and businesses experiencing persistent sexual harassment shows non-disclosure agreements can have negative effects on workers and their organizations.
A lengthy spell in prison awaits the convicted sexual predator. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images via AFP

R. Kelly was aided by a network of complicity – common in workplace abuse – that enabled crimes to go on for decades

The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.

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