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More Than Half of Surveyed Crop Varieties are Under Threat of Extinction, According to Study in India

Crop and varietal diversity are critically important for global food and nutrition security, as well as the livelihoods of millions of people, especially those living in marginal areas.

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Sustainable Water Solutions Essential to Climate Change Adaptation in Agri-Food Systems

Water is essential for all of Earth's ecosystems and the food systems they support.

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Amazon Rainforest Birds’ Bodies Transform Due to Climate Change

The most pristine parts of the Amazon rainforest devoid of direct human contact are being impacted by human-induced climate change, according to new research by LSU scientists.

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TAU Initiates Model for Carbon Neutrality

Against the backdrop of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, and following a comprehensive series of tests, TAU prepares to formulate a strategic plan for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated by its activities and promoting more efficient use of resources and renewable energy. 

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NASA Selects New Mission to Study Storms, Impacts on Climate Models

NASA has selected a new Earth science mission that will study the behavior of tropical storms and thunderstorms, including their impacts on weather and climate models. 

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First Direct Measurement of the Overall Impact of Ocean Eddy Killing

Ocean currents, propelled by kinetic energy from the wind, are the great moderators of our climate.

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Black Hole Found Hiding in Star Cluster Outside Our Galaxy

Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. 

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Climate Change Will Destroy Familiar Environments, Create New Ones and Undermine Efforts to Protect Sea Life

Climate change is altering familiar conditions of the world’s oceans and creating new environments that could undermine efforts to protect sea life in the world’s largest marine protected areas, new research from Oregon State University shows.

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Fate of Sinking Tectonic Plates is Revealed

Our world’s surface is a jumble of jostling tectonic plates, with new ones emerging as others are pulled under. 

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Bioenergy Crops Better for Biodiversity Than Food-Based Agriculture

A study led by the University of Southampton suggests a greater diversity of plants and animals can be found where bioenergy crops are grown, compared with areas supporting traditional agricultural crops.

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