It’s possible that there are other explanations for the link, but overall, the researchers say the large Swedish data set provides “the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”
After years of gravel extraction in the mid-20th century, Sitka’s Indian River has changed. It’s become straighter, and its banks are deep. students and area scientists repeated the study to see just what, if anything, has changed in the Indian River watershed.
“I can tell the kids, yeah, when I was an engineer I did this, but that was a long time ago and it doesn’t have the same credibility as somebody who’s actually doing it day to day,” said Carol May, a former engineer who now teaches statistics and computer science at TMHS.