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Shrinking Lake Abert

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:36

Every year, tens of thousands of birds flock to Lake Abert as they journey from parts of the Great Basin toward the Pacific flyway, a migration route that extends from Alaska and Canada, through California, to Mexico and South America.

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Data-Driven Bird Conservation Project Takes Wing

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:23

Michigan State University and the National Audubon Society are teaming up to help protect declining bird populations across North America.

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Why This Promising Biofuel Crop Takes a Summer Break

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:18

Michigan State University researchers have solved a puzzle that could help switchgrass realize its full potential as a low-cost, sustainable biofuel crop and curb our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Farming More Seaweed for Food, Feed and Fuel

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:04

A University of Queensland-led study has shown that expanding global seaweed farming could go a long way to addressing the planet’s food security, biodiversity loss and climate change challenges.

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UK Substantially Underestimates its Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production – and Many Other Countries Probably Do Too

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:02

A newer, more accurate method for calculating methane emissions from offshore oil and gas production suggests that the United Kingdom severely underestimates its greenhouse gas emissions.

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University of Guelph Research Makes Growing Greenhouse Industry More Efficient

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 18:01

In Essex County, Ont., the nighttime sky glows orange and greenhouses dominate the landscape. 

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NASA System Predicts Small Asteroid to Pass Close by Earth This Week

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:58

Asteroid 2023 BU is about the size of a box truck and is predicted to make one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth object ever recorded.

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NASA Space Missions Pinpoint Sources of CO2 Emissions on Earth

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:57

A case study involving Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant shows space-based observations can be used to track carbon dioxide emissions – and reductions – at the source.

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The Adventures of NASA Scientists Through the Florida Marshes

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:56

Look up to the blue skies, look right to the boats floating out at sea, look left to the deep green marshes of the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks in Florida. 

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Midwest Farmers Using Cover Crops Take Small Yield Hit

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:46

Most farm fields in the U.S. Midwest lay bare over the winter. From the time of corn and soybean harvests—sometime between September and December—until the planting season in spring, valuable topsoil is often unprotected.

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Compound Extreme Heat and Drought Will Hit 90% of World Population – Oxford Study

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:26

Warming is projected to intensify these hazards ten-fold globally under the highest emission pathway, says the report, published in Nature Sustainability.

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Scientists Tackle Rusty Plant Threat

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:25

University of Queensland scientists have developed an environmentally friendly RNA-based spray to help combat myrtle rust, which has wiped out many Australian plants.

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Atmospheric River Lashes California

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:23

Just four days after heavy rain hit California, the state was drenched with another atmospheric river on January 4 and 5, 2023.

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Florida Neighborhoods Are Gentrifying in the Wake of Hurricanes, Study Finds

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:22

Florida neighborhoods hit by hurricanes have seen little drop in interest from homebuyers.

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New York City Greenery Absorbing All Traffic Emissions on Many Summer Days

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:21

On many summer days, trees, shrubs, and grasses across the New York metro area soak up as much carbon dioxide as is generated by all cars, buses, and trucks, according to new research.

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Weather Whiplash

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:43

December 2022 and January 2023 brought winter weather whiplash to the central and eastern United States.

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Changing ocean circulation Intensifies Extreme Events in the Indian Ocean

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:42

Previously, it was assumed that the tropical rain belt moves south globally when the oceanic circulation in the North Atlantic region weakens.

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New Insights on Soil Carbon Budgets

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:41

A study led by researchers at the Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides new insights for quantifying cropland carbon budgets and soil carbon credits, two important metrics for mitigating climate change.

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Spring Sunny Heat Waves Caused Record Snow Melt in 2021, Adding to Severe Water Supply Impacts Across the Western U.S.

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:39

Snow-capped mountains aren’t just scenic – they also provide natural water storage by creating reservoirs of frozen water that slowly melt into watersheds throughout the spring and summer months.

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URI Researcher-Led Study Opens Oceans of Possibilities

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 17:37

Since 1934, the Redfield ratio – the recurring ratio of 106:16:1 of carbon to nitrogen to phosphorus (C:N:P) in phytoplankton and the pathways by which these elements are circulated throughout all parts of the Earth – has been a cornerstone of oceanography.

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