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UAF Scientist Finds Alaska’s Arctic Coastal Towns Face Extensive Inundation

Warming will result in thaw, subsidence, and inundation according to researchers.

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Trees Are Important for Cleaner Air in Cities

Researchers could show a clear correlation between the level of air pollutants and the concentration of pollutants in the leaves.

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Study Finds That Not Even the Largest Lakes in the World Are Safe From Salt

When snow and ice melt, road salt goes with them, washing into lakes, streams, wetlands and groundwater.

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5 Things to Know About a Pair of Small But Mighty Weather Instruments

Launched Tuesday to the space station, the COWVR and TEMPEST two instruments could lead the way to big improvements in gathering key information for weather forecasting.

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Beavers Head North and Impact Arctic Landscape

New report maps their spread into tundra region of Alaska and northern Canada

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Farmers Could Benefit From Targeted Fertiliser Use Through Big Data to Boost Bread Wheat Yield and Quality

EIT Food-funded project enables farmers to better understand and get the best value out of their fields

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Plants as Cold Specialists From the Ice Age

Heidelberg researchers investigate how the spoonweed genus successfully adapted to extreme climatic changes over millions of years.

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NOAA Releases 2021 Ecosystem Status Reports for the Eastern Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Aleutian Islands

These reports are a compilation of inputs from our own research and the work of many contributors from fishing, coastal and Alaska Native communities, academic institutions, the State of Alaska and other federal agencies.

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Desert Shrubs Cranked Up Water Use Efficiency to Survive a Megadrought. It May Not Be Enough.

Shrubs in the desert Southwest have increased their water use efficiency at some of the highest rates ever observed to cope with a decades-long megadrought.

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Air Bubbles in Antarctic Ice Point to Cause of Oxygen Decline

Glacial erosion likely caused atmospheric oxygen levels to dip over past 800,000 years

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