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For thousands of years, people noticed that copper helped ward off certain illnesses, but no one knew why. It seemed that copper...
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Too Much Copper Is Fatal To Germs

For thousands of years, people noticed that copper helped ward off certain illnesses, but no one knew why. It seemed that copper had magical powers. In the 19th century, scientists put forth the germ theory, which held that tiny organisms invisible to the human eye were responsible for many diseases. As germ theory gained acceptance, it was recognized that copper had the power to kill germs.

What Makes a Wetland, a Wetland?

Pamela Braff, a PhD candidate and wetlands ecologist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Center for Coastal Resources Management studies the interactions between wetland plants and their physical environment. As a part of her dissertation research, she focuses on the vulnerability of non-tidal wetlands to climate change—specifically how climate change may impact wetland hydrology (the movement of water to and from wetlands).

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