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Spring Heats Up Down Under

The country endured its hottest spring and November on record.

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Early Melting Along the Antarctic Peninsula

About a month before the start of astronomical summer in the southern hemisphere, vast areas of sea ice were already painted blue with meltwater.

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An Unexpected Expanse of Sand in Alaska

Dune fields of interest to scientists who study the Red Planet stand out in the Kobuk Valley amid a backdrop of green.

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Mass Incarceration Results in Significant Increases in Industrial Emissions

Prison supply companies have continuously expanded their production in response to a growing incarcerated population.

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Even Razor Clams on Sparsely Populated Olympic Coast Can't Escape Plastics, PSU Study Finds

The Pacific razor clam is one of the most sought-after shellfish in Washington.

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California Appears to Be in for a Dry, Warm Winter

La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean may lead to sandals and sunglasses at Christmastime.

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How Can Cities Become Healthier, Greener, and More Equitable in the Future?

In a year marked by COVID-19, renewed calls for racial justice, a contentious presidential election, and an active wildfire and hurricane season, Penn experts share what’s needed to make urban areas more resilient to future crises.

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Stanford Researchers Use Kilauea Crystals to Understand Hidden Volcano Behavior

Scientists striving to understand how and when volcanoes might erupt face a challenge: many of the processes take place deep underground in lava tubes churning with dangerous molten Earth.

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Bacteria in Iron-Deficient Environments Process Carbon Sources Selectively

When humans have low iron levels, they tend to feel weak, fatigued and dizzy.

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Biological Diversity Evokes Happiness

Under the current pandemic conditions, activities out in nature are a popular pastime.

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