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Spring Rains: a Surprising Source of Pollen

Springtime rains can be a surprising source of pollen.

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UCF Study Finds Microplastics in Florida’s Birds of Prey for 1st Time

The accumulation of microplastics in birds’ digestive systems could lead to poisoning, starvation and death.

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NASA-NOAA Satellite Catches Post-Tropical Storm Arthur’s End

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the western North Atlantic Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of Post Tropical Storm Arthur.

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Persistent Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution in Salt Lake County Schools

The air pollution in Salt Lake County, Utah, varies over the year, and at times it is the worst in the United States.

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Clear Reduction in Urban CO2 Emissions as a Result of COVID-19 Lockdown

Cities with dense commercial activities and intense road traffic experienced up to 75% emissions reduction linked to lockdown-measures.

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Drug Combination Could Eliminate Side Effects of Once-Popular Diabetes Treatment

A new UT Southwestern study shows how an effective but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side effects.

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New Study Finds 2 Billion People Without Proper Sanitation at High Risk for Coronavirus

Without access to soap and clean water, more than 2 billion people in low- and middle-income nations – a quarter of the world’s population – have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy countries.

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NASA Satellites Covering Typhoon Amphan Headed for Landfall

NASA satellites have been providing forecasters with various types of imagery on Typhoon Amphan as it heads toward a landfall near the border of eastern India and Bangladesh on May 20.

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First Estimate of Sub-Seafloor Hydrogen Budget Sheds Light on a Hidden Biosphere

By providing the first estimate of how much hydrogen is available to fuel microbial life in the sunless sub-seafloor crust beneath the Mid-Ocean Ridge (MOR), a new Duke University-led study sheds light on one of Earth’s least understood biospheres.

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