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NASA Satellites Find Snow Didn’t Offset Southwest US Groundwater Loss

Record snowfall in recent years has not been enough to offset long-term drying conditions and increasing groundwater demands in the U.S. Southwest, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

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Could the Global Boom in Greenhouses Help Cool the Planet?

The world is awash with greenhouses growing fresh vegetables year-round for health-conscious urbanites.

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Climate Models Underestimate Carbon Cycling Through Plants

The findings have implications for our understanding of the role of nature in mitigating climate change, including the potential for nature-based carbon removal projects such as mass tree-planting.

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When in Drought: Researchers Map Which Parts of the Amazon Are Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

In the late 2000s, Scott Saleska noticed something strange going on in the Amazon rainforest. 

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An Earthquake Changed the Course of the Ganges. Could It Happen Again?

A major earthquake 2,500 years ago caused one of the largest rivers on Earth to abruptly change course, according to a new study. 

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Understanding the Green Sahara’s Collapse

Abrupt shifts within complex systems such as the Earth’s climate system are extremely hard to predict.

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Climate Change: Rising Temperatures May Impact Groundwater Quality

As the world’s largest unfrozen freshwater resource, groundwater is crucial for life on Earth. 

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Spinning up Hurricane Communications

Forecasters can use images in social media to better communicate weather related hazards of hurricanes, according to a pair of new studies. 

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Is Coffee Good for You or Bad for You?

Coffee drinking is a heritable habit, and one that carries a certain amount of genetic baggage.

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Study Finds Air Pollution Can Increase Cardiovascular Risk for Cancer Patients

Modern therapies have extended the lives of many cancer patients; however, survivors often live with chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease. 

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