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Stretching of the Continents Drove Ancient Global Warming Event, Say Scientists

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that stretching of the continents is likely to have caused one of the most extreme and abrupt episodes of global warming in Earth history.

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Tapping the Ocean as a Source of Natural Products

The oceans are teeming with countless forms of life, from the world’s largest creature – the blue whale – to miniscule microorganisms.

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Collecting a Library of Bee Genomes

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is leading a project dubbed "Beenome100" to produce high-quality maps of the genomes of at least 100 bee species, capturing the diversity of bees in the United States, representing each of the major bee taxonomic groups in this country.

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New Tool Will Assess Water Discharge Impacts from Florida’s Everglades

The ongoing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is working to restore the historical flow of the Florida Everglades to bring back the health of the ecosystem, which has seen declines in water quality and habitat loss and degradation.

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Maine Wild Blueberry Fields Experience Warming Differently Depending on Location, Season, Time, UMaine Study Finds

The location, season and the time of day influence how fast temperatures are rising at Maine wild blueberry fields due to climate change, according to a new University of Maine study.

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Modern Wind Turbines Can More Than Compensate for Decline in Global Wind Resource

Wind energy contributes significantly to the energy sector’s sustainable, low-CO2 transformation. 

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New Study: 2021 Heat Wave Created ‘Perfect Storm’ for Shellfish Die-off

It’s hard to forget the excruciating heat that blanketed the Pacific Northwest in late June 2021.

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Melting Arctic Ice Could Transform International Shipping Routes, Study Finds

With climate change rapidly warming the world’s oceans, the future of the Arctic Ocean looks grim. 

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Assessing the Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power Generation

A growing concern for climate change and sustainable use of natural resources has led to the adoption of alternative forms of energy. 

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Oregon State Research Highlights Importance of Large Wood in Streams for Land-Based Animals

Land managers have invested millions of dollars annually since the 1980s to place large pieces of wood back in streams, owing primarily to its importance for fish habitat. 

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