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Complex Tree Canopies Help Forests Recover from Moderate Disturbances

Extreme events wipe out entire forests, dramatically eliminating complex ecosystems as well as local communities.

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One Person Can Supervise ‘Swarm’ of 100 Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, OSU Research Shows

Research involving Oregon State University has shown that a “swarm” of more than 100 autonomous ground and aerial robots can be supervised by one person without subjecting the individual to an undue workload.

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Some Plastic Straws Degrade Quicker Than Others, New Study Shows

Straws are one of the most common plastic waste products found on coastlines.

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In a Warming World, Climate Scientists Consider Category 6 Hurricanes

For more than 50 years, the National Hurricane Center has used the Saffir-Simpson Windscale to communicate the risk of property damage; it labels a hurricane on a scale from Category 1 (wind speeds between 74 – 95 mph) to Category 5 (wind speeds of 158 mph or greater).

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Powerful Answers to Energy Questions May Be Blowing in the Wind

UBC Okanagan researchers study how wind farms can change airstream patterns.

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Green Steel From Toxic Red Mud

An economical process with green hydrogen can be used to extract CO2-free iron from the red mud generated in aluminium production.

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Vitamin B12 Adaptability in Antarctic Algae Has Implications for Climate Change

Vitamin B12 deficiency in people can cause a slew of health problems and even become fatal. 

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Longitudinal Study Links PFAS Contamination With Teas, Processed Meats and Food Packaging

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC studied how dietary patterns relate to levels of so-called forever chemicals in the body over time.

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Currently Stable Parts of East Antarctica May Be Closer to Melting Than Anyone Realized

Stanford researchers have found large thawed or close-to-thawed areas under coastal portions of the ice sheet that holds back glaciers in the Wilkes Subglacial Basin.

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Ultra-Sensitive Lead Detector Could Significantly Improve Water Quality Monitoring

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an ultra-sensitive sensor made with graphene that can detect extraordinarily low concentrations of lead ions in water. 

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