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Heat-Related Mortality Risk is Widespread Across Washington State, Study Shows

Heat-related deaths are an issue across Washington state, and they occur even in regions that typically have milder climates, according to a University of Washington study published Aug. 30 in the journal Atmosphere.

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Carbon-Neutralizing Propylene Production Catalyzes Change in Petrochemical Engineering

Propylene is a gas used to make a large variety of packaging and containers and is considered to be the second most important starting product in petrochemical engineering.

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MIT Engineers Build a Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera

Scientists estimate that more than 95 percent of Earth’s oceans have never been observed, which means we have seen less of our planet’s ocean than we have the far side of the moon or the surface of Mars.

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New Mapping Tool to Support the Search for High-Quality Nature-Based Carbon Credits

An interactive mapping software that will support the prospecting, development and management of nature-based carbon credit projects worldwide was launched on 22 September at the World Economic Forum - Champions for Nature event in New York during Climate Week NYC 2022.

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Deepest Scientific Ocean Drilling Sheds Light on Japan’s Next Great Earthquake

Scientists who drilled deeper into an undersea earthquake fault than ever before have found that the tectonic stress in Japan’s Nankai subduction zone is less than expected, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington.

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Climate Change Is Making Lakes Less Blue

If global warming persists, blue lakes worldwide are at risk of turning green-brown, according to a new study which presents the first global inventory of lake color. 

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Air Pollution Can Amplify Negative Effects of Climate Change

The impacts of air pollution on human health, economies and agriculture differ drastically depending on where on the planet the pollutants are emitted, according to a new study that could potentially incentivize certain countries to cut climate-changing emissions.

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Seeing the Unseen: Birth and Death of Tree Roots Under a Future Atmosphere

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes trees to put more resource into developing root systems below ground.

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Number of Americans Exposed to Harmful Wildfire Smoke Has Increased 27-Fold

Millions of Americans are now routinely exposed to unhealthy plumes of wildfire smoke that can waft thousands of miles across the country, scientists have warned.

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How Global Warming Affects Astronomical Observations

Astronomical observations from ground-based telescopes are sensitive to local atmospheric conditions.

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