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Data Scientists Use New Techniques to Identify Lakes and Reservoirs Around the World

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team of data scientists has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive global dataset of the lakes and reservoirs on Earth showing how they have changed over the last 30+ years. 

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Off-Axis High-Temperature Hydrothermal Field Discovered at East Pacific Rise

Spearheaded by the McDermott lab at Lehigh, the research demonstrates there are more hydrothermal vents in the deep-sea than previously thought and underscores a need for bathymetric mapping to locate them.

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Just 10 Financial Actors Hold the Key to Climate Change

Ten financial actors can accelerate a transition away from fossil fuels

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Sustainable Practices Linked to Farm Size in Organic Farming

Researchers found larger farms used fewer agroecological practices and that organic farming on large farms more closely resembled conventional farming

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Texas A&M AgriLife, Chevron To Develop ‘Diesel Nut’

Researchers aim to develop peanuts with high oil content that could be used as feedstock for lower-carbon fuel production.

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Alexa and Siri, Listen Up! UVA Collab Is Teaching Machines to Really Hear Us

University of Virginia cognitive scientist Per Sederberg has a fun experiment you can try at home.

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When Hippos Roamed, Past Temperatures Were Much Higher - Expert Comment

This week has been seen serious disruption and consequences from the heatwave. 

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The Birds and the Bees — And the Temperature Gauge

Temperature affects nearly every part of an animal’s day-to-day existence.

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West Virginia Aerospace Industry Set to Take Off With Launch of WVU Small Satellite Center

West Virginia is now on its way toward launching the state’s second small satellite. 

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Silk Offers an Alternative to Some Microplastics

Microplastics, tiny particles of plastic that are now found worldwide in the air, water, and soil, are increasingly recognized as a serious pollution threat, and have been found in the bloodstream of animals and people around the world.

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