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ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter Returns First Data, Snaps Closest Pictures of the Sun

The first images from ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter are now available to the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun.

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Where Is the Water During a Drought?

In low precipitation periods – where and how is the limited available water distributed and what possibilities are there for improving retention in the soil and the landscape?

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River Plants Counter Both Flooding and Drought to Protect Biodiversity

'Water plants are a nuisance in streams, blocking the flow. You should remove them'. 

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Air Pollution From Wildfires Linked to Higher Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

New research suggests that individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they're exposed to air pollution from wildfires. 

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Predicting the Biodiversity of Rivers

Biodiversity is severely threatened both in Switzerland and worldwide, and numerous organisms are facing massive declines – particularly in freshwater ecosystems. 

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Some Decontamination Processes Damage N95 Face Masks

Certain methods of decontaminating medical face masks for repeated use during the COVID-19 pandemic appear to damage the masks’ integrity and protective function, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist.

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Toxoplasma at the Wheel: Study Reveals How a Dangerous Parasite Controls Its Host Cell to Spread Around the Body

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered new information about how a dangerous parasite takes control of a patient’s cells as it spreads throughout their body, an important finding that could help in the development of new drugs to treat this infection.

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Industry-Made Pits Are Beneficial for Beavers and Wolverines, Study Shows

Beavers and wolverines in Northern Alberta are using industry-created borrow pits as homes and feeding grounds, according to a new study by University of Alberta ecologists. 

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Pine Beetles Successful No Matter How Far They Roam—With Devastating Effects

Whether they travel only a few metres or tens of kilometres to a new host tree, female pine beetles use different strategies to find success—with major negative consequences for pine trees, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. 

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