Month: December 2019

Tropical flavors and peer pressure play roles in rise of teen vaping in spite of well-known dangers

Electronic cigarettes are unsafe for kids, teens and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarettes contain nicotine and can cause adolescent brain development issues into the early to mid-20s. In spite of this, a dramatic…

Undergrads gain critical thinking skills and firsthand research experience in campus labs

Research I institutions, such as the University of Missouri, have undergraduates in labs across campus working on research that could change the world. This unique opportunity has not gone unnoticed by many students. In Charlotte L. Phillips’ lab, research on…

EPA revision of Clean Water Rule will clarify regulations for landowners

Agriculture, if not properly managed, can contaminate water and cause harm to the land and wildlife. Farmers and ranchers work to preserve water quality, practice conservation techniques and abide by environmental water regulations and rules. One Environmental Protection Agency regulation…