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DOE Announces $420 Million to Advance Clean Energy Breakthroughs at Energy Research Centers Across America

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $420 million funding opportunity for DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC). 

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Study Confirms PFAS in NZ Urban Water

The presence of PFAS in New Zealand wastewaters, coastal waters, and surface waters has been confirmed by University of Auckland researchers.

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Red Tide off Rio

A dark, rainy spring gave way to a vast, long-lived phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Brazil.

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How Does Marshall Fire Smoke Affect Indoor, Outdoor Air Quality?

CIRES, CU Boulder and NOAA scientists move fast to understand the impacts of post-fire smoke on indoor and outdoor air quality

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Copper-Based Chemicals May Be Contributing to Ozone Depletion

Earth’s ozone layer is critical to protecting us from cancer-causing ultraviolet light from the sun

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Bald Eagle Rebound Stunted by Poisoning From Lead Ammunition

Bald eagle populations have slowly recovered from near devastation after the government banned DDT in 1972, but another ongoing issue has weakened that rebound – lead poisoning from gunshot ammunition.

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Climate Adaptation Increases Vulnerability of Cocoa Farmers, Study Shows

New research offers an alternative perspective on adaptation to climate threats in Southeast Asia.

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Astronomers Find Evidence for a Second Supermoon Beyond Our Solar System

Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system. 

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Your Gut Senses the Difference Between Real Sugar and Artificial Sweetener

Your taste buds may or may not be able to tell real sugar from a sugar substitute like Splenda, but there are cells in your intestines that can and do distinguish between the two sweet solutions. 

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2021 Was World’s 6th-Warmest Year on Record

After two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) that ranked among the top three warmest on record, Earth was a slightly cooler planet in 2021. But not by much.

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