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Breathable lava suits: volcanologist field-tested and approved

MU student blends fashion, function in lightweight, expedition style clothing interwoven with Kevlar, a heat and abrasive-resistant fiber

June 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – When working near lava at 1,300 to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the terms ‘lightweight’ and ‘comfortable’ might not apply to a volcanologist’s protective clothing. A volcanologist’s “wish list” for an ideal field suit to wear while working around an active volcano might include flame resistance, abrasion resistance and durability; plenty of pockets for […]  Full Story
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Pine woodland restoration creates haven for birds in Midwest, MU study finds

June 25, 2019

Researchers from the University of Missouri have shown in a new study that restoration of pine woodlands, through the combined use of intentional, managed fires and strategic thinning of tree density, has a strikingly beneficial effect on a diverse array of birds, some of which are facing sharp declines from human-driven impacts like climate change and habitat loss.  Full Story
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