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Helping Quinoa Brave the Heat

Quinoa is a healthy food many know and love. As its popularity grows, more farmers are interested in planting it. 

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How to Weigh a Kilogram of Beef

Cattle help and hinder the environment in complex ways.

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Nature Might Be Better Than Tech at Reducing Air Pollution

Restoring native vegetation could cut air pollution and costs, study finds.

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Red Deer Evolving to Give Birth Earlier in Warming Climate

Red deer on a Scottish island are providing scientists with some of the first evidence that wild animals are evolving to give birth earlier in the year as the climate warms.

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Study: Actually, Potted Plants Don't Improve Air Quality

After analyzing decades of research, a Drexel environmental engineering professor is debunking the myth that potted plants can help purify indoor air.

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PFASs from Ski Wax Bioaccumulate at Nordic Resort

Detected levels were far below toxicity thresholds but suggest potential accumulation as it ascends the food chain.

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Solar and Wind Energy Preserve Groundwater for Drought, Agriculture

Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground.

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Combining Satellites, Radar Provides Path for Better Forecasts

Penn State researchers found in a new study that combining data from new geostationary satellites and Doppler radar provided the best forecasts of a supercell thunderstorms event in 2017 in the Midwest.

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Persistent Drizzle at Sub-Zero Temps in Antarctica

The presence of long-lasting drizzle in a very cold region like Antarctica has implications for improving the accuracy of climate models in the polar regions.

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Are Students Getting Enough Air?

Many California classrooms don’t have sufficient ventilation.

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