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"The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health"

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"The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health"

By David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé
W.W. Norton, $26.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

Microbes have been on Earth far longer than humans, but we are just starting to understand how extensively they affect our lives.

"Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Disrupts Conservation Efforts"

"The armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon has interrupted important habitat restoration work that must be completed before spring migration — when hundreds of thousands of birds descend on the area’s vast wetlands, conservationists and bird-watchers say."

Source: Aljazeera America, 01/12/2016

"EPA Science Panel Faults Agency’s Drilling-Water Study"

"A panel of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency science advisers is strongly criticizing last year’s much-cited EPA report that agency officials had tried to tout as finding that the nation’s natural gas drilling and production boom had not led to “widespread, systematic” impacts on drinking water supplies."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 01/08/2016

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