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Melting Small Glaciers Could Add 10 Inches to Sea Levels

A new review of glacier research data paints a picture of a future planet with a lot less ice and a lot more water. 

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Seeing Inside Superfog

While prescribed fires are common tools in wildland management, a combination of smoke and fog, known as superfog, has in some cases crossed over major roadways, leading to multicar pileups and fatalities in visibility of less than 3 meters.

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Climate Change May Make the Arctic Tundra a Drier Landscape

With climate change, the Arctic tundra is likely to become drier. Lakes may shrink in size and smaller lakes may even disappear according to a new Dartmouth study. 

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Climate Change Affects the Genetic Diversity of a Species

What effects does climate change have on the genetic diversity of living organisms?

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New Studies Increase Confidence in NASA's Measure of Earth's Temperature

A new assessment of NASA's record of global temperatures revealed that the agency's estimate of Earth's long-term temperature rise in recent decades is accurate to within less than a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, providing confidence that past and future research is correctly capturing rising surface temperatures.

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Trace Metal Exposure Among Pregnant Women in British Columbia

The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology last week revealed the findings of a 2016 pilot study that measured pregnant women's exposure to environmental contaminants in northeastern British Columbia, an area of intensive natural-gas production through hydraulic fracturing (fracking). 

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UMass Amherst Ecologists Find Wild Bush Dog, a Native of South American Forests, in Remote Central Costa Rica

Wildlife ecologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Rica recently made a startling discovery on a wildlife camera trap – wild bush dogs documented farther north than ever before and at the highest elevation.

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Engineered Bacteria Could Be Missing Link in Energy Storage

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that’s generated from wind, solar and waves. 

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Oldest Meteorite Collection on Earth Found in One of the Driest Places

Earth is bombarded every year by rocky debris, but the rate of incoming meteorites can change over time. 

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Home-Schoolers See No Added Health Risks over Time

Years of home-schooling don’t appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study.

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