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UMD Researchers Unlock the Potential of Trees for Managing Environmental Impacts in Cities

s the global climate change conversation intensifies and nations look to minimize environmental impacts in their own backyards, nature-based solutions are garnering new levels of interest.

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Sierra Nevada Range Should Celebrate Two Birthdays

When geologist Elizabeth Miller started mapping a fault system in Death Valley, she questioned the origin of some sedimentary rocks previously assumed to be locally derived.

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Scientists Identify New Force Behind Past Mass Extinction Event

A team of scientists has identified an additional force that likely contributed to a mass extinction event 250 million years ago.

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Life on Mars Search Could be Misled by False Fossils

Rocks on Mars may contain numerous types of non-biological deposits that look similar to the kinds of fossils likely to be found if the planet ever supported life, a study says.

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Reducing Emissions to Mitigate Climate Change Could Yield Dramatic Health Benefits by 2030

New research shows that improved air quality caused by reducing emissions from burning fossil fuels and other sources could improve human health and prevent economic losses.

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New Study Shows Importance Of Upper Ocean Temperature Structure To Hurricane Intensity

Texas A&M scientist has found that late season storms to have greater potential for intensifying than early season storms.

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The Social Cost of Nitrous Oxide is Understated Under Current Estimates, New Analysis Concludes

Researchers call for updating impact of greenhouse gas that remains top threat to the ozone layer

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Seismic Shockwave Pattern May Be Redirecting Earthquake Damage

New research from The University of Texas at Austin could change the way scientists think about potential damage from earthquakes.

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There May Be More Bird Species in the Tropics Than We Know

Study of a perky little bird suggests there may be far more avian species in the tropics than those identified so far.

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Different Kinds of Marine Phytoplankton Respond Differently to Warming Ocean Temperatures

Tiny marine plants called phytoplankton are the foundation of most food webs in the ocean, and their productivity drives commercial fisheries, carbon sequestration, and healthy marine ecosystems.

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