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Oil and Gas Rigs Could Help At-Risk Corals Thrive

Man-made structures such as oil platforms can help protect sea creatures threatened by climate change and habitat loss, a study suggests.

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Living Close to Urban Green Spaces Is Associated With a Decreased Risk of Breast Cancer

The study also shows that residential proximity to agricultural areas is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

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California Plain Shows Surprising Winners and Losers from Prolonged Drought

Study tracked how species in Southern California fared during historic drought from 2012-2015.

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Preparing for Chemical Attacks with Improved Computer Models

University of Texas at San Antonio researchers develop tools to predict the dispersal of chemical plumes, pollutants.

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July 2018 was 11th warmest July on record for U.S.

The heat was hard to beat around the U.S. last month, making it the 11th warmest July on record. And the sweltering temperatures the last three months brought the warmest May through July on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

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NASA Captures Monsoon Rains Bringing Flooding to India

NASA provided estimates monsoon rainfall that affected India from Aug. 13 to 20.

The above average monsoon rains resulted in severe flooding in parts of India.  Hardest hit was the state of Kerala located in the southwest corner near the bottom of the peninsula where at least 350 fatalities have been reported and many as 800,000 people displaced as a result of the extreme flooding and ensuing mudslides.

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Southern California’s coast emerges as a toxic algae hot spot

A new, comprehensive survey led by USC scientists shows the Southern California coast harbors some of the world’s highest concentrations of an algal toxin dangerous to wildlife and people who eat local seafood.

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How Canadian technology could help protect Space Force troops

The response was mixed: Some support, some pushback. The topic also became fodder for late-night TV shows.

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What are the chances a hurricane will hit my home?

Wondering whether a hurricane will affect your town is a good question but one that can’t be accurately answered on a seasonal basis.

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Genetic Analysis of Florida's Invasive Pythons Reveals A Tangled Family Tree

A new genetic analysis of invasive pythons captured across South Florida finds the big constrictors are closely related to one another.

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