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Asteroid That Hit Botswana in 2018 Likely Came From Vesta

An international team of researchers searched for pieces of a small asteroid tracked in space and then observed to impact Botswana on June 2, 2018. 

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What Spurs People to Save the Planet—Stories or Facts?

With climate change looming, what must people hear to convince them to change their ways to stop harming the environment? 

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Cleaner Water Through Corn

Corn is America’s top agricultural crop, and also one of its most wasteful.

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New Study Shows Microbes Trap Massive Amounts of Carbon

Violent continental collisions and volcanic eruptions are not things normally associated with comfortable conditions for life.

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Ozone Pollution Falls Thanks to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Emissions

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are among the precursors of ground-level ozone, which can irritate the eyes, nose and throat and aggravate respiratory conditions.

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Combating Plastics Waste

Millions of tons of plastic end up in landfills every year. It’s a big societal problem and an even larger environmental threat.

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New Study Reveals Down East Wild Blueberry Fields Warming Faster Than Maine as a Whole

Wild blueberry fields in Down East Maine are warming faster than the state as a whole, according to a new University of Maine study on the effects of climate change on the barrens over the past 40 years.

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A Lesson From Arctic Sea-Ice Prediction in 2020: Accurate Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Remains a Grand Challenge

As an indicator and “amplifier” of global climate change, the Arctic’s health and stability is the cornerstone of the stability of our climate system.

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Ten Ways to Ensure Bees Benefit From the Solar Power Boom

Researchers assessing the impact of solar energy development across Europe have come up with ten ways in which the expansion of solar can be shaped to ensure pollinators benefit.

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Fiber Optic Cable Monitors Microseismicity in Antarctica

At the Seismological Society of America’s 2021 Annual Meeting, researchers shared how they are using fiber optic cable to detect the small earthquakes that occur in ice in Antarctica.

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