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Hunting for Ice on Hudson Bay

Polar bears rely on sea ice to hunt seals, their preferred prey.

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NASA Maps Beirut Blast Damage

NASA's ARIA team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite data to map the extent of likely damage following a massive explosion in Beirut.

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Wildfire Activity Increasing Statewide Under Current Weather Pattern

Texas A&M Forest Service: The hot, dry pattern is expected to continue as Texas enters late summer fire season.

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Indigenous Property Rights Protect the Amazon Rainforest

One way to cut back on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest – and help in the global fight against climate change – is to grant more of Brazil’s indigenous communities full property rights to tribal lands.

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Exact Climate Data From the Past

Corals and cave carbonates are important archives of past climate.

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NAU Scientists Contribute to Critical Global Study Showing ‘Best of the Last’ Tropical Forests Urgently Need Protection to Mitigate Climate Change, Safeguard Human Well-being

The world’s “best of the last” tropical forests are at significant risk of being lost, according to a paper released today in Nature Ecology and Evolution.

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Predicting Drought in the American West Just Got Much More Difficult

A new, USC-led study of more than 1,000 years of North American droughts and global conditions found that forecasting a lack of precipitation is rarely straightforward.

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New Science Behind Algae-based Flip-flops

As the world’s most popular shoe, flip-flops account for a troubling percentage of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, on seashores and in our oceans.

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Chemists Synthesize Natural Anti-Cancer Compound With Efficient New Process

Scripps Research chemists Hans Renata, PhD, and Alexander Adibekian, PhD, have discovered a way to efficiently create a synthetic version of a valuable natural compound called cepafungin I, which has shown promise as an anti-cancer agent. 

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