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Common antimicrobial agent rapidly disrupts gut bacteria

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May 18, 2016
Research suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut.… Read full story.
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Study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in the Himalayas

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May 17, 2016
New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of as many as a million people.… Read full story.
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Ocean bacteria are programmed to alter climate gases

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May 16, 2016
SAR11, the most abundant plankton in the world’s oceans, are pumping out massive amounts of two sulfur gases that play important roles in the Earth’s atmosphere.… Read full story.

Portland Highlights

Benny Beaver greets one of his favorite Portland Metro television personalities, the genial KATU-2 meteorologist Dave Salesky. Dave is a self-confessed weather geek, which comes in handy in the Pacific Northwest. He has a seal from the American Meteorological Society and a certificate of meteorology from Mississippi State University, and has forecasted weather from Spokane to Portland. And, like Benny, Dave is an avid outdoorsman who can usually be found out enjoying Oregon's rivers and mountains when he's not forecasting the next arrival of rain.

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