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GPM Satellite Sees Light Rain Occurring in Tropical Depression 33W’s Eastern Side

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite is providing data on rain rates within Tropical Cyclone 33W as it moves over the Philippines on Nov. 19.

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Satellite Finds Tropical Cyclone Bouchra Reborn in Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone 04S, known as Bouchra formed in the Southern Indian Ocean during the week of Nov. 12 and by the end of the week it had become a remnant low pressure area.

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As climate and land-use change accelerate, so must efforts to preserve state’s plants

As the IPCC warns that we have only 12 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half or risk significantly greater impacts from climate change, UC Berkeley  scientists are charting the best course to save California’s native plants from these human threats.

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NASA Catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja’s Landfall

Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA’s Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information.

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Wildfires destroying California bring questions about health and climate

As wildfires continue to burn in Northern and Southern California, there are more questions than answers. 

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PNW Woodlands Will be Less Vulnerable to Drought, Fire Than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests

Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling by researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry shows.

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Space-Inspired Speed Breeding for Crop Improvement

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops.

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Study Links Social Isolation to Higher Risk of Death

A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women.

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Half of the World's Annual Precipitation Falls in Just 12 Days, New Study Finds

Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe.

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Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier to Clean it May Prevent Allergies

If the thought of sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby’s mouth grosses you out, think again. 

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