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Himalayan Glaciers Melting at ‘Exceptional Rate’

The accelerating melting of the Himalayan glaciers threatens the water supply of millions of people in Asia, new research warns.

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‘Wonder Material’ Phosphorene Nanoribbons Live Up to Hype in First Demonstration

Researchers have incorporated phosphorene nanoribbons into new types of solar cells, dramatically improving their efficiency.

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Mountain Spring Water Isn’t as Clean as You Think It Is

Unpaved roads, open pastures and land use patterns contribute to poor water quality

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Arsenic in Connecticut Wells May be a Legacy of Past Pesticide Use on Orchards

Poisons can linger in the ecosystem decades after they were last applied

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South Sudan Submerged

Three extreme rainy seasons in a row have pushed rivers and wetlands to heights not seen in decades.

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Years Later, Restored Wetlands Remain a Shadow of Their Old Selves

A study of restored wetlands on the Danish island of Funen reveals that plant species richness remains extremely poor many years after wetlands restoration.

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NASA Satellite Data Used to Assess Tornado Damage, Understand Storms

NASA researchers also are using satellite data to map damage in the affected areas.

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The December 2021 Tornado Outbreak, Explained

The tornadoes that ripped across the central and southern U.S. late in the evening of December 10, 2021, were notable in many ways.

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Enlarging The Global Rice Supply

Researchers are looking for strategies to improve rice cropping systems in order to feed a growing global population.

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