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    What Happens to my Garbage?

    A study found that 9% of fish have amounts of plastics, which can contain toxins hazardous to wildlife.  More astoundingly, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown 100-fold in the last 40 years.

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    Some of the more interesting adaptations are involved in freshwater mussels’ methods of reproduction.  Since long distance migration would be difficult for the average bivalve, mussels disperse their young in the presence of fish.

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    Art History Lecture Will Focus on Calligraphy and Asian Cinema, Faculty Recital to Feature Pianist Matthew McCright, and Library of Congress Expert to Speak at Carleton on Digitizing Materials.

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    A collaborative initiative between Custodial and the STAs which strives to reduce the number of plastic trash can liners, decrease contamination between the trash, composting, and recycling waste streams.

  • wood turtles


    Last week, Arb Manager Matt Elbert found a rare Wood Turtle basking on a sandbar in the Lower Arb.  These reclusive turtles are observed only once or twice each year in the Arb and are considered a “threatened” species in Minnesota

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    News Briefs

    Anthropologist to Speak on Moral Crusades to Save Muslim Women, Carleton’s Ian G. Barbour Lecture Series Continues with a Presentation by Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen, and Carleton Presents Step It Up II: An Evening of Hip-Hop Dance Performance

  • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

    Security Blotter

    Week of April 19-22, 2012

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    Floor Drying Racks!

    Earlier this year, a SOPE (Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment) proposal to purchase two drying racks for each floor in the dorms. The drying racks have been ordered and half of them should arrive soon and be ready for use in the next week.

  • frogs


    Mreakkk mreakkk. If you wander near Kettle Hole Marsh, it is nearly impossible to avoid the enveloping the racket of the chorus frogs. The western chorus frog is the smallest frog species in Minnesota, but you wouldn’t know that from their boisterous noise-making!

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    GreenSpace: Earth Day

    This Sunday, April 22, will mark the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was first established in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. He had been troubled by the devastating oil spills in Santa Barbara the year before.

  • Arb


    While running or walking through the pine plantation in the northern tip of the arb, one might not realize the obstacle it poses to restoration.  Covering 30 acres, the dense pine forest holds quite a bit of wood. The pines aren’t native to this part of Minnesota.

  • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

    Security Blotter

    Week of Apr. 12 - 18, 2012