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Scientists Assess Reliability of Multiple Precipitable Water Vapor Datasets in Central Asia

Careful evaluation and selection of datasets for scientific research are essential, particularly for poorly observed regions such as Central Asia. 

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Discovery of a Bottleneck Relief May Have a Major Impact in Food Crops

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production. 

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New Insight into Bacterial Infections Found in the Noses of Healthy Cattle

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. 

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Could Biological Clocks in Plants Set the Time for Crop Spraying?

Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol. 

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Study Finds Lead in Drinking Water in Some Eastern Houston Homes

Texas A&M public health researchers found that older homes with lead pipes, in conjunction with the chemicals used during the water purification process, underlie the problem.

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Oil and Water: University Researchers Say Better Monitoring Needed to Secure Vital Groundwater Supplies

When it comes to groundwater quality, fracking receives much of the public attention but misses most of the picture.

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Forest Study Shows How Plants Adapt to Rising Carbon Dioxide

Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and the University of California synthesised 80 years of tree ring research from tropical forests to pinpoint how well they use water.

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Enhanced Tree Trimming Reduces Storm-related Power Outages

Regular tree trimming can reduce power outages caused by lines being knocked down, according to new research.

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Which City is Most Polluted? No One Knows

Scant on-the-ground monitoring means researchers lack basic information.

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Scientists Discover Abundance of Plastic in Sea Ice Collected in the Arctic’s Northwest Passage

A research team, led by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, recently returning from a groundbreaking, 18-day expedition aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden has made a discovery related to plastics in the Arctic Ocean.

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