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NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater Fluctuation

To investigate humans’ impact on freshwater resources, scientists have now conducted the first global accounting of fluctuating water levels in Earth’s lakes and reservoirs – including ones previously too small to measure from space.

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Researchers Stop Tissue Loss Disease in Rescued Pillar Coral

Scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) have successfully treated and rehabilitated diseased pillar coral rescued from the Florida Reef Tract.

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Cold Spell Could Be Devastating To Monarch Butterflies

A Texas A&M expert says recent freezing weather in Texas and Mexico likely means Monarch numbers will be down again this year.

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Agricultural Losses From Winter Storm Exceed $600 Million

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts say citrus, livestock and horticultural crops are among the hardest-hit sectors.

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Emissions Drop Equivalent to Covid Shutdowns Needed Every Two Years to Limit Warming to 2 Degrees C

Carbon dioxide emissions must fall by the equivalent of a global lockdown roughly every two years for the next decade for the world to keep within safe limits of global heating, research has shown.

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NASA’s ICESat-2 Satellite Reveals Shape, Depth of Antarctic Ice Shelf Fractures

When a block of ice the size of Houston, Texas, broke off from East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf in 2019, scientists had anticipated the calving event, but not exactly where it would happen. 

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Want to Cut Emissions That Cause Climate Change? Tax Carbon

Putting a price on producing carbon is the cheapest, most efficient policy change legislators can make to reduce emissions that cause climate change, new research suggests.

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Air Pollution Fell Sharply During Lockdown

Analyses by the University of Innsbruck show that traffic restrictions during the first lockdown last March led to a sharp drop in air pollutant emissions, significantly more than for carbon dioxide. 

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How to Track the Variants of the Pandemic Faster

A global group of researchers is calling for better integration of viral genetics, bioinformatics, and public health to enable better pandemic response now and better pandemic preparedness in the future. 

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Source of Hazardous High-Energy Particles Located in the Sun

The source of potentially hazardous solar particles, released from the Sun at high speed during storms in its outer atmosphere, has been located for the first time by researchers at UCL and George Mason University, Virginia, USA.

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