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The Complexity of Forests Cannot Be Explained by Simple Mathematical Rules, Study Finds

The way trees grow together do not resemble how branches grow on a single tree, scientists have discovered.

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Clusters of Atmospheric Rivers Amp Up California Storm Damages

Early in 2023, a series of storms dumped record-breaking amounts of rain and snow across California.

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1 in 5 Colorado Bumblebees are Endangered, New Report Says

On a cliffside at Mesa Verde National Park in southern Colorado, a fuzzy bee was industriously gnawing at the red sandstone.

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More Reporting Needed to Show Progress on Ontario Municipal Climate and Sustainability Plans

While sustainability reporting is a widespread practice in the private sector, new research shows that the same cannot be said for Ontario municipalities.

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UBC Researchers Advocate for Sustainable Logging to Safeguard Against Global Flood Risks

It’s time to recognize the power of healthy forests in managing global growing flood risk, and to shift towards more sustainable forestry practices and policy.

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Sparrows Uniquely Adapted to Bay Area Marshes Are Losing Their Uniqueness

Increased interbreeding due to loss of tidal marsh habitat caused saltwater-adapted Savannah sparrows to lose their genetic distinctiveness.

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Mind the (Green) Gap

Color mixing is the process of combining two or more colors: red and green make yellow, blue and red make purple, red and green and blue make white.

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Paper Provides a Clearer Picture of Severe Hydro Hazards

Over the last two decades an estimated three billion people have been affected by water-related natural disasters such as droughts and floods.

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Offshore Wind Farms are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, New Concordia Study Shows

The hurrying pace of societal electrification is encouraging from a climate perspective.

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Useful Plant Species Largely Grow on Unprotected Lands, Study Finds

Humans make use of tens of thousands of different kinds of plants, many rare and endangered.

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