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Watching Thunderstorms March Across Lake Victoria

The lake in eastern Africa is known for its intense nighttime thunderstorms, which are influenced by the lake's location, size, and nearby topography.

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NASA Takes an Insured Look at Hailstorm Risk

When a hail storm strikes, the damage can be catastrophic for homes, businesses, agriculture and infrastructure.

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La Nina Develops During Peak Hurricane Season

See how this natural phenomenon in the Equatorial Pacific could influence weather to come

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New Insight Into the Impacts of Earth’s Biosphere on Air Quality

A new study led by a team of University of Minnesota researchers, with CIRES co-authors, provides the first global satellite measurements of one of the most important chemicals affecting Earth’s atmosphere.

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In the Line of Fire

CU Boulder study finds people are behind costly, increasing risk of wildfire to millions of homes

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Addicted to the Sun? It's in Your Genes

Sun-seeking behaviour is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioural and personality traits and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 people led by TwinsUK researchers.

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Understanding the ‘Deep-Carbon Cycle’

New geologic findings about the makeup of the Earth’s mantle are helping scientists better understand long-term climate stability and even how seismic waves move through the planet’s layers.

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Scientists Map Freshwater Transport in the Arctic Ocean

The Ob, Yenisei, and Lena rivers flow into the Kara and Laptev seas and account for about half of the total freshwater runoff to the Arctic Ocean. 

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COVID-19 May Have Been in L.A. as Early as Last December, UCLA-Led Study Suggests

UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December 2019, suggesting that COVID-19 may have been circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the U.S. were identified.

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