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It Flickers, Then It Tips – Study Identifies Early Warning Signals for the End of the African Humid Period

Tipping points in the climate system can be the result of a slow but linear development. 

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Limited Adaptability Makes Freshwater Bacteria Vulnerable to Climate Change

Freshwater bacteria with small genomes frequently undergo prolonged periods of adaptive stagnation. 

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Study Led by ORNL Informs Climate Resilience Strategies in Urban, Rural Areas

Local decision-makers looking for ways to reduce the impact of heat waves on their communities have a valuable new capability at their disposal: a new study on vegetation resilience.

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NASA’s Webb Hints at Possible Atmosphere Surrounding Rocky Exoplanet

Researchers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope may have detected atmospheric gases surrounding 55 Cancri e, a hot rocky exoplanet 41 light-years from Earth. 

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UC Irvine Study Shows Damaging Impact of Heat Waves on Vital Organs

Heat stress affects brain, gut and liver function via a complex network of molecular mediators.

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The Future of Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys After Unprecedented Marine Heat Wave of 2023

In the summer of 2023, portions of the Florida Keys experienced an extreme marine heat wave, unlike any other in recorded history for the region.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Consecutive Atmospheric River Events

In California’s 2022-2023 winter season, the state faced nine atmospheric rivers (ARs) that led to extreme flooding, landslides, and power outages – the longest duration of continuous AR conditions in the past 70 years.

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Surviving Ash Trees May Hold Key to Saving Multiple Species of the Trees

The invasive insect emerald ash borer is killing ash trees at an unprecedented rate in the United States, and now five North American species of ash are considered critically endangered, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.

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Bee Body Mass, Pathogens and Local Climate Influence Heat Tolerance

How well bees tolerate temperature extremes could determine their ability to persist in a changing climate.

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AI to Make Crop Production More Sustainable

Drones monitoring fields for weeds and robots targeting and treating crop diseases may sound like science fiction but is actually happening already, at least on some experimental farms. 

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