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Frequent Occurrence of Climate Extremes in the Three Gorges Region in 2021

As a key project for the governance and protection of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges Hydropower Complex Project is the world’s largest water conservancy and hydropower project, providing numerous benefits.

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Researchers Warn About the Climate Change Effects on Fisheries and Agriculture in Tropical Coastal Communities

A new study recently published in the journal Nature Communications has warned of the effects of climate change on fishing and agriculture in tropical coastal communities, which are highly dependent on these economic activities to sustain their economies.

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Illinois Project Takes on Quantitative Disease Resistance in Corn

Like the virus that causes COVID-19, pathogens that attack crops change constantly to evade host immunity, or disease resistance in plant parlance.

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New Model Shows Earth’s Deep Mantle Was Drier From the Start

Earth’s mantle is the thick layer of silicate rock between Earth’s crust and its molten core, making up about 84% of our planet’s volume. 

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Plankton Will Store More Carbon as Earth’s Climate Warms – But Storage Beyond End of Century Uncertain

The amount of carbon stored by microscopic plankton will increase in the coming century, predict researchers at the University of Bristol and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

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Urban Waters: Discovering the Hidden Beauty of a Jersey River

Flowing through hard-pressed Camden, New Jersey’s Cooper River was long abused and ignored by area residents. 

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Norwegian Rivers Need to be Better Protected

“Why do we allow hydropower plants with outlets into rivers to operate with rapid water level changes when Norway has plenty of power plant outlets that flow into the sea?”

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How Stressed-Out Plants Produce Their Own Aspirin

Plants protect themselves from environmental hazards like insects, drought and heat by producing salicylic acid, also known as aspirin. 

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How Environmentally Responsible is Lithium Brine Mining? It Depends on How Old the Water Is

A groundbreaking new study recently published in the journal Earth’s Future and led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in collaboration with the University of Alaska Anchorage, is the first to comprehensively account for the hydrological impact of lithium mining.

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Soil Quality Critical to Help Some U.S. Crops Weather Heat Stress from Climate Change

The capacity of soil to hold water will be critical to determine how well farms in some regions of the United States manage the problem of prolonged heat stress due to climate change, a new study suggests.

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