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NASA-Born Software Helps Weather Forecasting Around the Globe

The 2020 hurricane season was one of the most active on record, and 2021’s is shaping up to be as well, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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A World First: Ocean Drone Captures Video From Inside a Hurricane

NOAA and Saildrone are collecting scientific data from inside Hurricane Sam

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Floating Sensors Predict Plastic on Galapagos Beaches

Physicists Stefanie Ypma and Erik van Sebille are developing an app that tells park rangers on the Galapagos Islands where they can clean up plastic every day.

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The Launch of the First Open-Source Smartphone Application to Monitor Drying Events in River Networks

River networks are among Earth’s most threatened hotspots of biodiversity and are essential for human wellbeing. 

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Marine Heatwaves Could Wipe Out an Extra Six per Cent of a Country’s Fish Catches, Costing Millions Their Jobs

Extremely hot years will wipe out hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish available for catch in a country’s waters in this century, on top of projected decreases to fish stocks from long-term climate change, a new UBC study projects.

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Earth Is Dimming Due to Climate Change

Warming ocean waters have caused a drop in the brightness of the Earth, according to a new study.

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Scientists Use Nuclear Physics to Probe Floridan Aquifer Threatened by Climate Change

As rising sea levels threaten coastal areas, scientists are using an emerging nuclear dating technique to track the ins and outs of water flow.

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Dramatic Liana Increases in Old-Growth Tropical Forests is Linked to Natural Disturbance and Climate Change

The accelerated proliferation of these woody vines, due to natural disturbance, is altering forest structure, regeneration and functioning.

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Coral Microbiome is Key to Surviving Climate Change, New Study Finds

The microbiomes of corals — which comprise bacteria, fungi and viruses — play an important role in the ability of corals to tolerate rising ocean temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State.

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Aerosols Released From Australian Bushfires Triggers Algal Blooms

Australia’s deadly bushfires in the 2019-2020 season generated 700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – triggering vast algal blooms in the Southern Ocean.

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