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Colorado’s Lake Dillon is Warming Rapidly

Researchers harness 35 years of data to uncover responses of a high-elevation reservoir to a warming world.

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Geoscientists Reconstruct ‘Eye-Opening’ 900-Year Northeast Climate Record

Deploying a new technique for the first time in the region, geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reconstructed the longest and highest-resolution climate record for the Northeastern United States.

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Beech Trees are Dying, and Nobody’s Sure Why

Intense effort underway to find culprit behind rapid disease spread.

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Leafcutter Ants Emit as Much N2O as Wastewater Treatment Tanks

Tropical forests are one of the largest natural sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), and a tiny insect may play a big role in how those emissions are spread out across the landscape.

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Scientists Fix Photosynthetic Inefficiency, Boost Crop Yields 40 Percent

Scientists have found a way to boost crop growth by as much as 40 percent by fixing a glitch in the photosynthesis process, according to a new study published in the journal Science. With current techniques to improve yields largely optimized — including using more pesticides, fertilizers, and irrigation — the scientists argue that the new findings offer a breakthrough way for farmers to feed more people on less land.

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Trees change inside as drought persists

James Cook University scientists have found that trees change their anatomy in response to prolonged drought.

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Fish can detox too – but not so well, when it comes to mercury

It takes six months to get really good at accurately gauging the age of yelloweye rockfish.

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New research is using drones to tackle climate change

A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests.

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New Zero Emissions Rules for Public Transportation & Shuttles in California

Every bus used for public transportation in California will be a zero emissions vehicle by 2040 as the result of a new initiative approved this week by the Air Resources Board.

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A better way to fly? Researchers study birds and their wings

A unique collaboration between University of Toronto aviation expert Philippe Lavoie and zoologists at the University of British Columbia offers new insights into how gulls shape their wings – findings that could be used to design more efficient drones.

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