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Study of African Animals Illuminates Links Between Environment, Diet and Gut Microbiome

In recent years, the field of microbiome research has grown rapidly, providing newfound knowledge — and newfound questions — about the microbes that inhabit human and animal bodies.

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Study Shows How Cover Crops and Perennials Do Not Necessarily Increase Carbon Storage in Soil

An Iowa State University study delves deep below the surface to find how cover crops such as winter rye affect soil microbes a meter underground.

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Drought and Climate Change Were the Kindling, and Now the East Coast is Ablaze

Unprecedented size and number of fires threaten many parts of Australia's east coast.

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Ozone Hole Set to Close

Satellite monitoring shows continued recovery of the ozone hole.

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The Forests of the Amazon Are an Important Carbon Sink

Innovative combination of forest models with satellite data provide more precise estimates.

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Susquehanna Sediment in the Chesapeake Bay

Satellite imagery captures large sediment influx to Chesapeake Bay due to heavy rains and flooding in Pennsylvania.

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Early Season Fires Burning in New South Wales

Dry weather and strong winds fuels bushfires in Australia.

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Warmer, Wetter Climate Benefits Some Birds As Wetlands Vanish

The grasslands of the Canadian Prairies are a hidden gem for bird watchers, with millions of migratory birds passing through the area each year.

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Arctic Insights

The Arctic is thawing. The Northwest Passage is changing. More ships are moving through the waterway.

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Arctic Shifts to a Carbon Source Due to Winter Soil Emissions

A NASA-funded study suggests winter carbon emissions in the Arctic may be adding more carbon into the atmosphere each year than is taken up by Arctic vegetation, marking a stark reversal for a region that has captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years.

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