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Sunshield Successfully Deploys on NASA’s Next Flagship Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft’s 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.

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Dairy Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change

Dairy farmers in the Northeast — facing a warming climate that exacerbates nutrient pollution but lengthens the growing season — can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and maximize revenues by double cropping and injecting manure into the soil, rather than broadcasting it.

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Reducing Food Waste to Increase Access to Affordable Foods

About a third of the world’s food supply never gets eaten.

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Can Synthetic Palm Oil Help Save the World’s Tropical Forests?

Tom Jeffries and Tom Kelleher met at Rutgers University in the 1970s while studying industrially useful microbes.

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Deforestation Increases Risk of Flash Flooding in Fast-Growing West African Coastal Cities

The frequency of thunderstorms in some fast-growing African coastal cities has doubled over the past 30 years, with much of this increase linked to the impact of deforestation on the local climate, a study has found.

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December In Texas Hottest On Record In More Than 130 Years

The state climatologist says last month was the warmest December since 1889.

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Beavers Support Freshwater Conservation and Ecosystem Stability

Ecosystem engineers are ecologically important species that benefit other species by physically altering their environment.

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Risk Vs. Reward: How Towns Care for Trees Varies

Officials’ and residents’ perceptions of risk can drive reactions

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Mass Die-Off of Magellanic Penguins Seen During 2019 Heat Wave

Just over one-quarter of adult Magellanic penguin bodies were found between the colony and the ocean.

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How Plants Respond to Heat Stress

Plants, like other organisms, can be severely affected by heat stress.

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