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Can Ripples on the Sun Help Predict Solar Flares?

Solar flares are violent explosions on the sun that fling out high-energy charged particles, sometimes toward Earth, where they disrupt communications and endanger satellites and astronauts.

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NASA Sees Hurricane Teddy Threaten Eastern Canada

NASA’s Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Hurricane Teddy as it nears eastern Canada. 

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Marine Heatwaves and Hurricanes: Study Examines Compounding Impact of Severe Weather

Several coastal communities are picking up the pieces after being ravaged by hurricanes in the past month. 

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NASA Catches Tropical Storm Dolphin Swimming North

NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Dolphin as it continued moving north though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on a track toward east central Japan.

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Warming Temperatures are Driving Arctic Greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. 

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Forest Margins May Be More Resilient to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

A warming climate and more frequent wildfires do not necessarily mean the western United States will see the forest loss that many scientists expect. 

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40% of Oʻahu Beaches Could Be Lost by Mid-Century

The reactive and piecemeal approach historically used to manage beaches in Hawai‘i has failed to protect them. 

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Indian Monsoon Can Be Predicted Better After Volcanic Eruptions

Large volcanic eruptions can help to forecast the monsoon over India – the seasonal rainfall that is key for the country’s agriculture and thus for feeding one billion people. 

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Corona-induced CO2 Emission Reductions Are Not Yet Detectable in the Atmosphere

Based on current data measured in the energy, industry, and mobility sectors, restrictions of social life during the corona pandemic can be predicted to lead to a reduction of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by up to eight percent in 2020. 

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New Drug Candidate Found for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

A study published this week in the journal Nature Communications offers some good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases. 

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