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A giant, Scorching-Hot Planet May be Orbiting the Star Vega

Astronomers have discovered new hints of a giant, scorching-hot planet orbiting Vega, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.

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Blue-Green Algae at Lake Burrinjuck

In early 2021, authorities warned about potentially toxic blooms at a popular recreational lake in New South Wales.

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Unique Sensor Network for Measuring Greenhouse Gases

Munich is home to the world's first fully automated sensor network for measuring urban greenhouse gas emissions based on ground-based remote sensing of the atmosphere.

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NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal

Crop-CASMA uses data from NASA missions to map soil moisture across the United States.

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U.S. Had Its Coldest February in More Than 30 Years

Record-breaking deep freeze engulfed much of Texas.

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Understanding The Resilience Of Barrier Islands And Coastal Dunes After Storms

The work of Texas A&M researchers is helping engineers better assess the vulnerability of coastal landscapes.

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Extreme Melt on Antarctica’s George VI Ice Shelf

Surface meltwater ponding is potentially dangerous to ice shelves.

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Strict Environmental Laws ‘Push’ Firms to Pollute Elsewhere

Multinational companies headquartered in countries with tougher environmental policies tend to locate their polluting factories in countries with more lax regulations, a new study finds.

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Limiting Water Stress Risks: Irrigation Management Key for Bioenergy Production to Mitigate Climate Change

To avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management, a new study shows. 

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The Collapse of Northern California Kelp Forests Will Be Hard to Reverse

Satellite imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95 percent, with just a few small, isolated patches of bull kelp remaining. 

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