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Human Activities Responsible for Rapid Increase in Earth's Heat

Increases in greenhouse gases, decreases in aerosols and polar sea-ice, are major factors

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Shoring up the Corn Belt’s Soil Health With NASA Data

NASA satellites are helping scientists study soil loss over time and develop tools to support farmers as they adopt and manage conservation techniques.

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The Impacts to Marine Mammals from Underwater Noise

The aquatic world is being increasingly compromised by an overwhelming array of human-caused noise.

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Earth’s Vital Signs Worsen Amid Business-As-Usual Mindset on Climate Change

Twenty months after declaring a climate emergency and establishing a set of vital signs for the Earth, a coalition headed by two Oregon State University researchers says the updated vital signs “largely reflect the consequences of unrelenting business as usual.”

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Variations in Climate Conditions Affect Reproductive Success of Antarctic Krill, Study Finds

Climate conditions play a significant role in the reproductive success of mature female Antarctic krill and are a factor in fluctuations of the population that occur every five to seven years, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

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Researchers Identify a Gene that Regulates the Angle of Root Growth in Corn

The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led by Penn State.

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Are Laundry and Dish Pods Biodegradable? Not Exactly, ASU Study Shows

The simplicity of grabbing a laundry or dishwasher pod and tossing it into the machine has made them a popular choice for many consumers for nearly a decade.

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Possible Future for Western Wildfires: Decade-Long Burst, Followed by Gradual Decline

In recent years, wildfires on the West Coast have become larger and more damaging. 

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Bushfires, Not Pandemic Lockdowns, Had Biggest Impact on Global Climate in 2020

When a team of scientists began analyzing events that influenced the world’s climate in 2020, they made sure to consider the pandemic-related lockdowns that reduced emissions and led to clearer skies over many cities.

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