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Fri, 10/23/2020 - 01:28pm - Some of the world’s most important feats of engineering come from natural formations. Sand dunes are engineered to prevent erosion. Floodplains along rivers give them space to ebb and flow while protecting communities from flooding—and also filter out pollution and provide wildlife habitat.
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Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:42am - A good day of fishing can mean different things to different people. It goes beyond what you catch (or don’t). A successful day out on a lake or river is also affected by factors such as whether you want to fish from the shore or a boat or what kind of fish are stocked. Any fishery can be one angler’s secret spot—and another’s last resort.
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Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:39am - When rural towns look for ideas to widen their economic base, tourism isn’t always the most obvious solution—especially during a pandemic. But a new study by University of Georgia researchers offers a potential road map, connecting landscapes to preferences among motorcycle enthusiasts. By designating and marketing scenic byways, rural communities could appeal to a specific set of tourists who prefer small roads with no clear destination.
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Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:50am - Smartphone apps that are marketed to support contact tracing are one component in stemming the spread of COVID-19. But by relying on a phone’s global positioning system, these apps may also be introducing unintended location errors affected by buildings or landscapes, according to a study by a University of Georgia researcher.
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