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Wildfire Perceptions Largely Positive After Hiking in a Burned Landscape

When hikers returned to UC Davis Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve in 2016, a year after a wildfire swept through its expanse of oak trees and chaparral in Northern California, half of them expected to see a devastated landscape. 

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Interactive Product Labels Require New Regulations, Study Warns

Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new innovations, a study warns.

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Birds Exposed to PCBs as Nestlings Show Behavior Changes as Adults

According to a new study, Zebra Finches exposed to low levels of environmental PCBs as nestlings show changes in breeding behavior as adults. 

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Huge East Antarctic Glacier Especially Susceptible to Climate Impacts

Denman Glacier in East Antarctica retreated 3.4 miles (5.4 kilometers) from 1996 to 2018, according to a new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine.

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A Dusty Day Over the Aral Sea

The shrinking of this once-vast inland lake means winds more frequently pick up dust from the exposed lakebed.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify Endangered Beluga Whales

Scientists partnered with tech industry experts to develop the first machine learning application for acoustic monitoring of Alaskan beluga whales.

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The Health Risk Of Social Isolation To Older Adults

Social distancing can be an added stress that adversely affects older adults' mental health. Texas A&M experts offer ways to cope.

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Traveling During A Pandemic Endangers Yourself And Others

A Texas A&M epidemiologist says those who choose to travel could be giving the coronavirus a free ride to their destination and stops along the way.

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World Water Day 2020: Desalination Technologies Provide Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water

Improvements in electrodialysis technology are creating new ways of producing freshwater. Funded by the EU, REvivED water is developing low-energy, sustainable solutions to address the growing demand for access to safe drinking water.

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Assessing the Problem of Poor Sanitation

Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems. And it will help reveal whether the world is on track to deliver UN Sustainable Goal 6 (SDG6).

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