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May 15, 2012


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The Senate will continue to work on legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security is expected to mark up its appropriations bill. The House will consider several legislative items under suspension of the rules.





Arctic Seabirds Adapt to Climate Change. The planet is warming up, especially at the poles. How do organisms react to this rise in temperatures? An international team led by a CNRS researcher from the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology has shown that little auks, the most common seabirds in the Arctic, are adapting their fishing behavior to warming surface waters in the Greenland Sea. So far, their reproductive and survival rates have not been affected. However, further warming could threaten the species. Science Daily 


Putin MedvedevPutin Steps Down as United Russia Head. President-elect Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from the helm of the ruling United Russia party in favor of his prot