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Scientists develop new land surface model to monitor global river water environment

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Climate change and human activities, including heat emission, nitrogen (N) emission and water management, are altering the hydrothermal condition and N transport in the soil and river systems, thereby affecting the global nitrogen cycle and water environment.


“We need to assess the impacts of these human activities on global river temperature and riverine N transport,” said Prof. Xie Zhenghui from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Quantitative assessment can not only improve our understanding of the material and energy cycle that occur in response to anthropogenic disturbances, but also contribute to protecting river ecosystems.”

Xie and his collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences incorporated the schemes of riverine dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) transport, river water temperature, and human activity into a land surface model, and thus developed a land surface model CAS-LSM. They applied the model to explore the impacts

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Sex acts ‘desecrated’ altar at Pearl River LA church

A Catholic church in Pearl River, Louisiana, has burned the altar where its former pastor was caught having sex with two women.

“His behavior was obscene, his desecration of the altar is demonic,” said Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who consecrated a new altar at the church Sunday, WVUE reports.

The former pastor at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Travis Clark, has been removed from ministry and is no longer on the diocese payroll, WDSU reported.

Clark, 37, was arrested Sept. 30 with Mindy Dixon and Melissa Cheng on obscenity charges after a passer-by reported seeing them having sex on the church’s altar, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

Police confiscated sex toys, stage lights and two recording devices from inside the church, according to the publication.

Attorney Bradley Phillips, who represents Dixon and Cheng, called their arrest “appalling,” and said they were engaged in consensual sex with an

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For those seeking adventure and style, Slippery Rock River Ranch awaits you

Escape the mundane and find the extraordinary at Slippery Rock River Ranch. This incredible mountain getaway presents the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an experience, rather than just a property. Slippery Rock River Ranch, which has recently gone under contract, is located at 27551 Highway 145, in Dolores, Colorado. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Telluride-based broker, Teddy Errico, has the pleasure of representing this listing, which is available for $6,200,000.

Nestled on a sprawling 36 acres in the Four Corners region of Southwest Colorado, sits a uniquely modern, yet rustic retreat. Nearly every aspect of the property has been updated to transform the ranch-style fishing lodge into an elevated vacation experience. The compound has everything one might need for a weekend away in nature but with a more luxurious twist.

“Slippery Rock River Ranch is an absolutely amazing property,” said Errico. “There are few listings in the entire state of Colorado that

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