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Methane Emissions Continue to Rise

Rapid growth from 2008–2017 built upon the rise in the atmospheric concentration of the gas that has been happening for more than a century.

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NASA, CNES Space Laser Measures Massive Saharan Dust Plume

A space-based laser that measures clouds and small atmospheric particles has provided a unique view of the massive Saharan dust plume that crossed the North Atlantic Ocean in June.

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Ocean Gliders Head to Sea to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

NOAA and partners expect 50-percent boost in ocean data

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Precision Marine Navigation

Meet the next generation of integrated marine navigation services, tailored for our nation's busiest waterways.

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Newly Named Nuisance Alga Chondria Tumulosa Identified in Pearl and Hermes Atoll

In three years, the alga had grown into abundant mats of over 100,000 square feet each at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, outcompeting the species typically living in these ecosystems.

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Identifying Sources of Deadly Air Pollution in the United States

A new study from University of Minnesota researchers provides an unprecedented look at the causes of poor air quality in the United States and its effects on human health.

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Data Analytics Can Predict Global Warming Trends, Heat Waves

3 days of heat variances, compared to 30-year record, can predict an extreme weather event

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Crop Plants Are Taking Up Microplastics

Microplastics (MPs), i.e., tiny plastic particles less than 5 millimeters in length, can now be found throughout the ocean and other aquatic ecosystems, and even in our seafood and salt.

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Invasive Hedgehogs and Ferrets Habituate to and Categorize Smells

Understanding predator hunting behavior and strategies is key to protecting vulnerable native species.

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New Study Shows How Plants Regulate Their Growth-Inhibiting Hormones To Survive

In a world with a consistently growing population and a climate crisis, food shortage is a looming threat.

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