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Uptake of Tire Wear Additives by Vegetables Grown for Human Consumption

Car tires contain hundreds of chemical additives that can leach out of them.

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Fighting Fires From Space in Record Time: How AI Could Prevent a Repeat of Australia’s Devastating Wildfires

Australian scientists are getting closer to detecting bushfires in record time, thanks to cube satellites with onboard AI now able to detect fires from space 500 times faster than traditional on-ground processing of imagery.

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Arctic Melting Heavily Influenced by Little-Studied Meteorological Phenomena, Find Scientists Led by UMass Amherst

A team of scientists led by François Lapointe, a research associate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has combined paleoclimatic data from the last 2,000 years with powerful computer modeling and in-the-field research on lake sediments and tree rings to show that an understudied phenomenon, known as atmospheric blocking, has long influenced temperature swings in the Arctic. 

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Summer Droughts in Northern Hemisphere Increasingly Likely as Seasonal Streamflows Change

Declining snowfall is changing the seasonal patterns of streamflow throughout the Northern hemisphere boosting chances of water shortages in the summer, scientists have found.

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Mapping Lava Flows with Groundbreaking Field Instrument

Millions of people live near active volcanoes that are constantly monitored for signs of an impending eruption. 

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Climate Change Will Make Air Pollution Worse. Here’s How

A new study finds climate change is likely to make upward spikes of ozone at ground level worse by 2050, which could result in many parts of the United States falling out of compliance with air quality standards and increasing risks to public health.

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Iceland Eruption Goes Another Round

A volcanic fissure on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula reawakened in late May 2024.

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Satellite Data Suggest U.S. Methane Emissions Underestimated

Methane is a climate “super pollutant,” causing 30 times more warming per ton than carbon dioxide.

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Scientists Sound the Alarm on Pharmaceutical Pollution Crisis

Our increasing dependency on pharmaceuticals comes at a major environmental cost, researchers have warned.

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Combining Pest Treatments May Be Key to Helping Honey Bees Survive the Winter

Winters can be tough on managed honey bee colonies, with beekeepers in the United States reporting that one-third of their colonies die each winter.

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