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Surface Melting of Glass

In 1842, the famous British researcher Michael Faraday made an amazing observation by chance: A thin layer of water forms on the surface of ice, even though it is well below zero degrees. 

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The Paris Agreement – Better Measurement Methods Needed

The Paris Agreement says that we should reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. 

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Wheat Prices Up Amid War, Expanding Drought

Wheat prices are high, and weather and market factors could make the crop an attractive option for Texas growers coming out of a severe drought, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Fire in the Amazon is Associated More with Agricultural Burning and Deforestation Than With Drought

A Brazilian study shows that the number of fires detected in the entire Amazon region between 2003 and 2020 was influenced more by uncontrolled human use of fire than by drought.

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Smoky Skies in Northern India

In November, satellites often observe large clouds of smoke and heightened fire activity in northwestern India as farmers burn excess paddy straw after the rice harvest—a practice called stubble burning. November 2022 followed this pattern.

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Iceberg A-76A in the Drake Passage

In October 2022, a clearing in the clouds revealed a huge, geometric piece of ice floating in the Drake Passage.

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Last Chance to See Total Lunar Eclipse Until 2025!

For the second time in 2022, stargazers will have the opportunity to view a total lunar eclipse on Nov. 8. 

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The Importance of Light for Grassland Plant Diversity

Plants need light to grow. However, due to excess nutrients and/or the absence of herbivores less light can reach lower vegetation layers in grasslands. 

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Tonga Volcano Had Highest Plume Ever Recorded, New Study Confirms

A new analysis led by Oxford University researchers has shown the devastating Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption in January 2022 created the tallest volcanic plume ever recorded. 

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Blue Whales Swallowing 95 Pounds of Plastic Daily, Scientists Estimate

Blue whales, the largest creatures on Earth, are ingesting 10 million pieces of microplastic daily, scientists estimate.

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