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Veg 'Nudge': An Extra Vegetarian Option Cuts Meat Consumption Without Denting Food Sales

A study of over 94,000 cafeteria meal choices has found that doubling the vegetarian options – from one in four to two in four – increased the proportion of plant-based purchases by between 40-80% without affecting overall food sales.

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Collapse of Desert Birds Due to Heat Stress from Climate Change

As temperatures rise, desert birds need more water to cool off at the same time as deserts are becoming drier, setting some species up for a severe crash, if not extinction, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

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NASA Finds Narda’s Remnants Bringing Rain to Mexico, Headed to Southwestern U.S.

The remnant low pressure area that was formerly known as tropical cyclone Narda is still generating rainfall as it moves toward the southwestern U.S. 

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Did Long Ago Tsunamis Lead to Mysterious, Tropical Fungal Outbreak in Pacific Northwest?

The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to a paper co-authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

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New Research Puts Australia at Forefront of Blue Carbon Economy

In world-first research, Edith Cowan University researchers and an international team of collaborators have accurately quantified the amount of greenhouse gasses – or 'blue carbon' – being absorbed and emitted by Australian marine ecosystems.

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Climate Change Could Pit Species Against One Another as They Shift Ranges

Species have few good options when it comes to surviving climate change—they can genetically adapt to new conditions, shift their ranges, or both.

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NASA Satellite Sees a Large Hurricane Lorenzo Headed toward Azores

Hurricane Lorenzo was heading toward the Azores Islands when NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of the storm. 

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Longest Coral Reef Survey to Date Reveals Major Changes in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Coral reefs around the world are under increasing stress due to a combination of local and global factors.

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Engineers Produce Water-Saving Crop Irrigation Sensor

A team of University of Connecticut researchers engineered a soil moisture sensor that is more cost effective than anything currently available and responds to the global need to regulate water consumption in agriculture.

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