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Record Levels of Mercury Released By Thawing Permafrost in Canadian Arctic

Thawing and slumping permafrost in the western Canadian Arctic is releasing unprecedented levels of mercury into waterways.

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More “Heatwave” Summers Will Affect Animals

Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals.

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Record-Wet and Record-Dry Months Increased in Regions Worldwide: Climate Change Drives Rainfall Extremes

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe – triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows.

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Declining Snowpack over Western US Mapped at a Finer Scale

Since 1982, some parts of the West have had a 41 percent reduction in the yearly maximum mass of snow.

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Reverse Engineering Reveals Pine Tree’s Chemical Production — Worth Billions

Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil-fuel based products worth billions of dollars.

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Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the Virus Out of a Mosquito’s Bite

They approach with the telltale sign – a high-pitched whine. It’s a warning that you are a mosquito’s next meal. 

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Research Unlocks Secrets of Iron Storage in Algae

New research shows that phytoplankton iron storage strategies may determine which species thrive in changing oceans and impact marine food webs, according to a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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UFZ Model in the Fight Against African Swine Fever

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU. 

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Fire’s Effects on Soil Moisture, Runoff

Fire and water. Timeless, opposing forces, they are actually linked in powerful ways that can have major impacts on communities and ecosystems.

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The impact of climate change on language loss

Images of extreme weather and alarming headlines about climate change have become common.

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