Roundups
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RIP Arecibo Observatory

Science | The National Science Foundation decommissions a historic astronomic tool
by John Dawson
Posted 11/25/20, 03:58 pm

After nearly 60 years of service, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pulling the plug on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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A city-country conservation divide

Science | The reintroduction of gray wolves highlights Colorado’s split personality
by John Dawson
Posted 11/25/20, 03:40 pm

Gray wolves disappeared from Colorado more than 70 years ago, but some packs are returning. On Monday, officers with the state’s Parks and Wildlife Office reported they had spotted tracks, heard howling, and seen some gray wolves on game cameras in the far northwestern corner of the state.

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Sidelined senior centers

Compassion | Pandemic closures leave the elderly without important services
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/25/20, 01:21 pm

When the first case of COVID-19 hit Austin, Texas, in mid-March, Meals on Wheels of Central Texas closed the 15 senior recreation and activity centers it operated. About half of the centers’ 1,600 clients live below the poverty line, according to program coordinator Sarah McKenna. Many of them come in for warmth in the winter and air conditioning in the hot Texas summers.

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