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Greenland’s Growing “Ice Slabs” Intensify Meltwater Runoff into Ocean

CU Boulder-led study: Warming climate could expand Arctic ice slabs substantially by 2100, accelerating sea-level rise.

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Guppies Teach Us Why Evolution Happens

Guppies, a perennial pet store favorite, have helped a UC Riverside scientist unlock a key question about evolution:

Do animals evolve in response to the risk of being eaten, or to the environment that they create in the absence of predators? Turns out, it’s the latter. 

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The Future Sea Level in New Jersey: 3 feet, 4 feet, 7 feet higher?

Since 1900, global average sea level has risen about 8 inches. In New Jersey, sea level has risen even faster – about 1.4 feet over that same period. 

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Brown Trout Genome Will Help Explain Species' Genetic Superpowers

Better conservation and management of fish stocks is on the horizon, after the completion of the brown trout reference genome by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

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Neurological Signals from the Spinal Cord Surprise Scientists

With a study of the network between nerve and muscle cells in turtles, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the way in which movements are generated and maintained. 

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MSU Research Team Discovers New Microbe in Wheat Stem Sawfly

A team of researchers in Montana State University’s College of Agriculture has discovered a previously unidentified microbe that lives symbiotically with the wheat stem sawfly, a pest that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to wheat crops each year. 

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Lighting the Path to Renewable Energy

Solar power offers a promising, renewable alternative to fossil fuels. 

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Earth Commission to Identify Risks, Guardrails, and Targets for the Planet

Three of the world’s foremost scientists will co-chair a commission of leading international experts to identify risks and develop a coherent suite of scientific targets to protect Earth’s life support systems.

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Study Estimates More Than 100,000 Cancer Cases Could Stem From Contaminants in Tap Water

A toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants in U.S. drinking water could result in more than 100,000 cancer cases, according to a peer-reviewed study from Environmental Working Group – the first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water nationwide.

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For People with Pre-Existing Liver Disease, Toxic Algae May Be More Dangerous

Toxins produced during harmful algal blooms may be more harmful to people than previously known.

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