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As more colleges move to remote learning, students struggle to adapt

As more colleges move to remote learning, students struggle to adapt

Finance
Princeton University's campus was largely deserted as of March 18, 2020 as a growing number of colleges require students to leave for the remainder of the spring semester.Jessica Dickler | CNBC"Stay healthy, stay home," reads a lit-up sign outside the gates of Princeton University.On campus, the majority of students are gone although a few are scattered around, collecting books and research from Firestone Library, which is in the process of closing.A small group of seniors take pictures on the front lawn, holding an orange-and-black Class of 2020 banner. Instead of a graduation photo, this will have to suffice after years of hard work at the Ivy League school.In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of U.S. colleges have already said their campuses will remain closed until...
‘It crushes me’: Dairy farmers struggle to survive Trump’s trade wars and declining milk demand

‘It crushes me’: Dairy farmers struggle to survive Trump’s trade wars and declining milk demand

Finance
Nathan Chittenden carries a newborn calf at Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, New York. "The last five years have been extremely rough for us dairy farmers," he told CNBC.Emma Newburger / CNBCSCHODACK, N.Y. — Nathan Chittenden carefully slung a newborn calf over his shoulders and marched her over to his dairy barn to join a dozen other babies."Sometimes I feel like a school principal trying to remember everyone's names," Chittenden, 41, said of his dairy cows.Chittenden's herd is in good health, but the dairy farm his family runs here in Rensselaer County, about two hours north of New York City, is under immense pressure.Milk makers in the United States are disappearing as consolidation in the industry and changing consumer tastes have made it tougher for small farms to survive. In No
England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town

England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town

Sports
Second Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day one of five):England 262-9: Pope 56*; Pretorius 2-26, Philander 2-46South Africa: Yet to batScorecardEngland limped to 262-9 after another dismal batting display against South Africa on day one of the second Test in Cape Town.The top order failed to build on decent starts on a good pitch, but England recovered to 185-4 only to lose their next five wickets for 49 runs.Ollie Pope made a defiant unbeaten 56 to ensure his side were at least not bowled out within the day at Newlands. But England will likely again rely on their bowlers to stay in the match.The Proteas are 1-0 up in the four-Test series.England throw away solid starts ...

Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution

Technology
DURHAM, N.H. -- Peering over the side of his skiff anchored in the middle of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, Fred Short liked what he saw. Just below the surface, the 69-year-old marine ecologist noticed beds of bright green seagrass swaying in the waist-deep water. It was the latest sign that these plants with ribbon-like strands, which had declined up to 80% since the 1990s, were starting to bounce back with improved water quality. Seven rivers carry pollution from 52 communities in New Hampshire and Maine into the 1,020-square-mile (2,650-square-kilometer) watershed for the bay. “It actually looks better than it did last year at this time and better than has in many years,” said Short, a noted seagrass expert who coordinates the monitoring of 135 sites around the world from his Un
Even hefty shark pups struggle on degraded reefs

Even hefty shark pups struggle on degraded reefs

Science
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- It's better to be born small and grow up around healthy coral reefs than born big and be relegated to degraded reefs. According to a new study, bigger, heavier shark pups that live near struggling reefs fare worse than their smaller peers living near healthy reefs. In the battle of genes versus nature, the influence of nature wins out. For the study, researchers followed the growth patterns of two populations of newborn reef sharks: one living near St. Joseph atoll in the Seychelles and the other living near Moorea, a French Polynesian island northwest of Tahiti. "We found that although shark pups are born larger, heavier and better conditioned in Moorea, they soon lost their physical advantage over the pups in St. Joseph," Jodie Rummer, a scientist with the ARC Center ...