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Atmospheric Scientists Study Under-Researched Role of Clouds in Regulating Earth’s Temperature

When you look up at the sky and examine the color and shape of the clouds, you can likely judge whether rain is on the way.

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Bigger Plants Don’t Always Equal More Nutritious Ones

While increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere encourage plant growth, they also reduce the nutritional value of plants, which can have a larger impact on nutrition and food safety worldwide.

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Artificial Ocean Cooling to Weaken Hurricanes is Futile, Study Finds

Marine heat waves have decimated corals in recent years and the future looks bleak for tropical reefs if the pace of climate change continues at current rates.

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Scientists Discover How Air Pollution May Trigger Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers

A new mechanism has been identified through which very small pollutant particles in the air may trigger lung cancer in people who have never smoked, paving the way to new prevention approaches and development of therapies, according to late-breaking data [to be] reported at the ESMO Congress 2022 by scientists of the Francis Crick Institute and University College London, funded by Cancer Research UK. 

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Could More of Earth’s Surface Host Life?

Of all known planets, Earth is as friendly to life as any planet could possibly be — or is it? 

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World at Risk of Passing Multiple Climate Tipping Points Above 1.5°C Global Warming

Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new analysis published in the journal Science.

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Is Climate Change Disrupting Maritime Boundaries?

Coral reef islands and their reefs – found across in the Indo-Pacific – naturally grow and shrink due to complex biological and physical processes that have yet to be fully understood.

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New Ice-Shedding Coating Is 100X Stronger than Others

A University of Houston mechanical engineer has developed a sprayable ice-shedding material that is 100 times stronger than any others. 

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Stanford Researchers Model Outsized Benefits of Riverfront Forest Restoration

A new Stanford University-led study(link is external) in Costa Rica reveals that restoring relatively narrow strips of riverfront forests could substantially improve regional water quality and carbon storage.

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Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is largely involved in a new battery recycling project.

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