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If firefighters knew exactly how a wildfire was going to spread, they could work more efficiently and safely.…
A perspective from space on the Earth’s future

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Remote sensing technology, which measures objects from a distance, has advanced along with aviation technology and the use…
Coral reefs and squat lobsters flourished 150 million years ago

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Coral reefs and the abundant life they support are increasingly threatened today, but a snapshot of a coral…
UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

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An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting…
Atlantic Ocean may get a jump start from the other side of the world

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A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean’s main circulation system…
New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

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A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers…
Why businesses underestimate the need to adapt to extreme climate events

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What the Stern Report did in 2006 for climate mitigation and the need to reduce carbon emissions, former UN Secretary…
Synthetic fuels could help shrink transport sector’s carbon footprint

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Synthetic fuels, made using carbon captured from the air, farm waste or biomass, could help the transport sector…
Tiny Airborne Particles from Wildfires have Climate Change Implications

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Chemical and microphysical analyses reveal formation processes for tarballs that result from emissions of biomass burned in wildfires…
Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

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As the gardening season winds down and you pick the season’s last vegetables to let some plants go…
Aphid-stressed pines show different secondary organic aerosol formation

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Plants emit gases, called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), that enter the atmosphere, where they can interact with other…
A new way to measure the path of water

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When a chemical spills, it’s important to know how quickly the spill will spread. When irrigating a crop,…
Salt marshes’ capacity to store carbon may be threatened by nitrogen pollution

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Deep in the waterlogged peat of salt marshes, carbon is stored at much greater rates than in land…
NIH study suggests higher air pollution exposure during second pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk

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Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first…
Chasing storm data: machine learning looks for useful data in U.S. thunderstorm reports

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Bill Gallus has been known to chase a summer storm or two. But he didn’t have to go…
Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

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Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot,…
Climate change: a dirt-y business

September 12, 2019

Groundwater is essential for growing crops, but new research shows climate change is making it harder for soil…
Tides don’t always flush water out to sea, study shows

September 11, 2019

By area, tidal flats make up more than 50 percent of Willapa Bay in southwest Washington state, making…
Air pollution linked to increases in violent criminal behavior

September 11, 2019

Exposure to high levels of air pollution is known to cause asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease and other health…
Europe’s oldest lake traces 1.4 million years of Mediterranean climate

September 11, 2019

New research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Cologne and including the University…
Study reveals new patterns of key ocean nutrient

September 11, 2019

The nutrient phosphate may be less abundant in the global ocean than previously thought, according to a new…
Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change’s Impact on Fires

September 11, 2019

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite…
Climate Change is now “Inevitable” and the World must Adapt, Warns the Global Commission on Adaptation in a New Report

September 10, 2019

In its latest report “Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience” (released during various events…
Natural Enemies Close In on Fire Ants

September 10, 2019

Hunting for natural enemies of the red imported fire ant is paying off for Agricultural Research Service (ARS)…
Researchers show satellite data can reveal fire susceptibility in peatlands

September 10, 2019

When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere…
Methane-producing microorganism makes a meal of iron

September 9, 2019

A new understanding of how an important methane-producing microorganism creates methane and carbon dioxide could eventually allow researchers…
Storms and flood damage homes and mental health of their owners

September 9, 2019

Extreme weather events are going to be more and more frequent. Whatever your beliefs about the climate change,…
Deep-sea sediments lead to new understanding of solar system

September 9, 2019

A day is the time for Earth to make one complete rotation on its axis, and a year…
Trapping atoms to protect Australia’s groundwater

September 9, 2019

A unique new facility launched at the University of Adelaide will help protect Australia’s precious groundwater from overuse…
Machine learning and its radical application to severe weather prediction

September 9, 2019

In the last decade, artificial intelligence (“AI”) applications have exploded across various research sectors, including computer vision, communications…
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