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Up in the air

Large wind turbines are becoming a common site on the vast Prairie landscape. And why not?

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Arctic Report Card Tracks Region’s Environmental Changes

Annual update improves understanding of changing climate, wildlife impacts.

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ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets, Sea Ice, Forests

Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.

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Stronger Pesticide Regulations Likely Needed to Protect All Bee Species

Pesticide regulations designed to protect honeybees fail to account for potential health threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species that are even more important pollinators of food crops and other plants, say three new international papers co-authored by University of Guelph biologists.

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A Future for Red Wolves May Be Found on Galveston Island

New research finds red wolf ancestry on Galveston Island — providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult policy challenges.

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Degrading Permafrost Puts Arctic Infrastructure at Risk by Mid-Century

Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years.

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Hypoxic Dead Zones Found in Urban Streams, Not Just at the Coast

A new study finds that hypoxic dead zones occur in urban streams.

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Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly By End of Century

Berkeley Lab working with water managers to produce “actionable science”.

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Study Links Frequent Red Meat Consumption to High Levels of Chemical Associated With Heart Disease

Findings reveal tripling of blood levels of TMAO from red meat diet, but dietary effects can be reversed.

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The Secret to Better Berries? Wild Bees

Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields – producing plumper, faster-ripening berries.

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