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Wildlife Scientists Are Solving Big Data Problems to Track Animals Around the Globe

Using a transmitter attached to a tiny backpack, zoologist Roland Kays tracked an egret – a large, white, wading bird – from North Carolina as it migrated south.

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New Smart-Roof Coating Enables Year-Round Energy Savings

Scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer without consuming natural gas or electricity. 

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Wind Became Spain’s Biggest Power Source In 2021

Wind was Spain’s leading source of electricity in 2021, El País reported. 

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Map of Transparent Butterflies Highlights Biodiversity Hotspot in the Andes Mountains

With over a million known species, insects are by far the most diverse group of organisms on Earth, with conservative estimates indicating there are millions more waiting to be found. 

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Brain Study on How to Slow Down Climate Change

When it comes to climate-friendly behaviour, there is often a gap between what we want and what we actually do. 

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Using the Earth’s Noise to See Beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet – New Research Gives Most Detailed Picture Yet

The noise created by the Earth’s movements has been used to build up a detailed picture of the geological conditions beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet and the impact on ice flow, in new research led by Swansea University.

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Diverse Plant Water-Use Strategies Make Forests More Resilient to Extreme Drought

To paint a clearer picture of how global climate change will affect Earth's ecosystems, a team of 80 international research scientists set out to complete an unparalleled experiment: forcing the world's only enclosed rainforest – housed in the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2 – through a four-month-long controlled drought and recovery.

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UNM Scientists Find Climate-Driven Tree Mortality and Fuel Aridity Increase Wildfire Fuel Availability

New research conducted by scientists at The University of New Mexico suggests climate-driven tree mortality and fuel aridity are increasing fuel availability in forests leading to record-breaking wildfires in size, spread and plume formation.

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How Do Tiny Aerosol Particles Like Dust And Sea Salt Change Cloud Formation?

New NSF-funded research led by Texas A&M’s Yue Zhang will examine aerosol and cloud interactions, which have major implications for climate models and predictions.

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Disappearing Lake Tuz

Once the second-largest lake in Turkey, it now rarely spans an area much larger than a puddle.

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