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Oxidation Processes in Combustion Engines and in the Atmosphere Take the Same Routes

Alkanes, an important component of fuels for combustion engines and an important class of urban trace gases, react via another reaction pathways than previously thought. 

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Improving Water Quality Could Help Conserve Insectivorous Birds — Study

A new study shows that a widespread decline in abundance of emergent insects – whose immature stages develop in lakes and streams while the adults live on land – can help to explain the alarming decline in abundance and diversity of aerial insectivorous birds (ie preying on flying insects) across the US.

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What Motivates Natural Resource Policymakers in Africa to Take Action on Climate Change?

Climate services are vital tools for decision makers addressing climate change in developing countries. Science-based seasonal forecasts and accompanying materials can support climate risk management in agriculture, health, water management, energy, and disaster risk reduction.

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Forests' Long-Term Capacity to Store Carbon is Dropping in Regions With Extreme Annual Fires

Savannah ecosystems, and regions with extreme wet or dry seasons were found to be the most sensitive to changes in fire frequency.

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Social Dilemma Follows 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano

The unprecedented cost of the 2018 Kīlauea eruption in Hawai‘i reflects the intersection of distinct physical and social phenomena: infrequent, highly destructive eruptions, and atypically high population growth, according to a new study published in Nature Communications and led by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers.

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Short-Term Climate Modeling Forecasts Drought for Southeast US

Many climate models focus on scenarios decades into the future, making their outcomes seem unreliable and problematic for decision-making in the immediate future. 

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Post-Wildfire Landslides Becoming More Frequent in Southern California

Southern California can now expect to see post-wildfire landslides occurring almost every year, with major events expected roughly every ten years, a new study finds. 

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Getting Ahead of Climate Change

As climate change increases the occurrence of catastrophic natural disasters around the world, international organizations are looking for ways to reduce the risk of such disasters. 

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Freshwater Outflow From Beaufort Sea Could Alter Global Climate Patterns

The Beaufort Sea, the Arctic Ocean’s largest freshwater reservoir, has increased its freshwater content by 40 percent over the last two decades, putting global climate patterns at risk. 

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Smaller Plates Help Reduce Food Waste in Campus Dining Halls

Food waste is a major problem in the U.S., and young adults are among the worst culprits.

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