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Molave Heads Toward Vietnam

After getting pummeled by three deadly storms in October, Vietnam prepares for another one.

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Greenland's Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology

Details about the physical transformation of over 200 of the island’s coastal glaciers are documented in a new study, in which the authors anticipate environmental impacts.

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Leaving More Big Fish in the Sea Reduces CO2 Emissions

An international team of scientists has found leaving more big fish in the sea reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Climate Change Drives Plants to Extinction in the Black Forest in Germany, Study Finds

Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest.

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Unintended Methane Release From UK Shale Gas Site Equivalent to 142 Trans-Atlantic Flights

Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool, UK, have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of 142 trans-Atlantic flights according to new research.

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Zeta’s Strong Waves Will Cause Coastal Change Along the Gulf Coast

A new U.S. Geological Survey coastal change forecast predicts sandy beaches in Louisiana and Mississippi may be heavily damaged by Zeta, which is expected to make landfall Oct. 28 as a hurricane.

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Nanosilver: How Do These Tiny Particles Impact Freshwater Ecosystems?

These microscopic silver particles, also known as nanosilver, serve as an antimicrobial agent in a vast array of consumer products including clothing and condoms.

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Treading Carefully: Chickadees Slow To Return To Feeders While Predators Are Nearby

Chickadees will change their feeding behaviour if they think predators are nearby, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists.

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Amazon Deforestation Stimulates Soil Microbes to Produce More Greenhouse Gases

A team of researchers say they have pinpointed the source – methane-producing microorganisms – for large amounts of methane emitted from rainforest-turned-cattle-pasture in Brazil’s Amazon region.

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Blanchard Lab Leads National Soil Microbiome Investigation

In a new national effort, scientists led by Jeff Blanchard, biology, have received a two-year, renewable resource grant from the Department of Energy (DOE).

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