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Forests on the Radar

With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. 

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‘Artificial Leaf’ Successfully Produces Clean Gas

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.

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Large-Scale Forestation of African Savannas Will Destroy Valuable Ecosystems and Ecotourism Sites

The suggested afforestation of large areas of Africa to mitigate climate change will destroy valuable ecological, agricultural, and tourist areas, while doing little to reduce global CO2 levels.

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Climate Warming Promises More Frequent Extreme El Niño Events

El Niño events cause serious shifts in weather patterns across the globe, and an important question that scientists have sought to answer is: how will climate change affect the generation of strong El Niño events?

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NASA Catches Short-lived Tropical Storm Priscilla’s Landfall in Mexico

Tropical Storm Priscilla was short-lived because it formed on Sunday, Oct. 20 very close to the coast of western Mexico and made landfall that same day. 

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NASA Finds a Transitioning Tropical Storm Neoguri

NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on Oct. 21 and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Neoguri. 

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Antarctic Ice Cliffs May Not Contribute to Sea-Level Rise as Much as Predicted

Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically.

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Emerging Cracks in the Pine Island Glacier

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites have revealed new cracks, or rifts, in the Pine Island Glacier – one of the primary ice arteries in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Land Management Practices to Reduce Nitrogen Load May Be Affected by Future Climate Changes

Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico.

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