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Volume 60, Number 23    February 18, 2013         

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Nitrogen impact
Romberg Tiburon Center Senior Environmental Studies Research Scientist William Cochlan's research that suggests nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species was cited in a Feb. 7 ZeeNews report. "Regardless of its source, nitrogen has a powerful impact on the growth of phytoplankton that are the foundation of the marine food web," Cochlan said. "Scientists and regulators need to be aware of the implications of both natural and pollutant sources of nitrogen entering the sea."

Gay shift
Associate Professor of Sociology Chris Carrington commented for a Feb. 7 San Francisco Examiner article on the decline in gay bars in San Francisco. "What people used to do in bars 20 years ago, they now do at Grindr or other social networks," Carrington said, referring to a popular mobile app. "Second, the gay population is aging. Younger queer people are really no longer flocking here as they once did… There are a lot more midsized cities that are more hospitable to LGBT people."


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