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Early Start of 20th Century Arctic Sea Ice Decline

Arctic sea-ice has decreased rapidly during the last decades in concert with substantial global surface warming. 

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Scientists Discover Evidence for past High-Level Sea Rise at Current Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels

An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago – a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees Celsius warmer than the pre-industrial era – sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day. 

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Researchers Determine Pollen Abundance and Diversity in Five Major Pollinator-Dependent Crops

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California, including California’s massive almond industry.

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Hurricane Dorian Marching Slowly Across Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a “little stronger” as of the 8:00am EDT advisory put out today, Aug. 30, 2019.  

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What If We Paid Countries to Protect Biodiversity?

Researchers from Sweden, Germany, Brazil and the USA have developed a financial mechanism to support the protection of the world’s natural heritage. 

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Convection-Permitting Models Better Depict the Heavy Rainfall Events in 2016 Eastern China Flooding

The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River Basin (YRB-ML) generally enter the Mei-yu season in the period from mid-June to mid-July.

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First Report of Superconductivity in A Nickel Oxide Material

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first nickel oxide material that shows clear signs of superconductivity – the ability to transmit electrical current with no loss.

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Air Pollution Under Clear Skies Reduces Sunlight Reaching the Earth’s Surface

Scientists have found that the air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth’s surface.

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Illinois Engineer Continues to Make Waves in Water Desalination

For the past several years, assistant professor Kyle Smith has proven his growing expertise in the field of water desalination, with a range of research results that could address the immediate need to combat diminishing clean water sources around the world.

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Rethinking Our Resilience to Wildfire

Researchers say our current pattern without adapting to the changing environment continues to put people at risk by replicating community vulnerabilities.

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