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Report by OSU, International Scientists Says Earth is ‘Unequivocally’ in Midst of Climate Emergency

An international coalition of researchers says in a report published today that the Earth’s vital signs have worsened to the point that “humanity is unequivocally facing a climate emergency.”

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NASA Earth Science Racks up Frequent-Flier Miles in New Zealand Skies

Since mid-September 2022, NASA-funded instruments have been hitching rides on commercial aircraft and collecting environmental data over New Zealand.

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Study Reveals Soil Moisture Plays the Biggest Role in Underground Spread of Natural Gas Leaking From Pipelines

Soil moisture content is the main factor that controls how far and at what concentration natural gas spreads from a leaked pipeline underground, a new study has found.

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Tracking Raindrops, One Molecule at a Time

New research, led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, refines our understanding of the chemical traces that act as the rain’s fingerprint. 

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Lower Than Normal Rainfall Linked With a Higher Chance of Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is a growing problem in certain parts of the world, especially as climate change affects weather conditions around the globe. 

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Climate Change is Closing Daily Temperature Gap, Clouds Could be the Cause

Climate change is shrinking the difference between the daily high temperature and the daily low in many parts of the world. 

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UM Research Chronicles Forest Recovery After Montana’s 2017 Fire Season

For a researcher who studies wildfire, University of Montana graduate student Kyra Clark-Wolf couldn’t have had better timing.

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Different Blossoming Schedules Have Kept These Flowers From Driving Each Other Extinct

A big part of evolution is competition-- when there are limited resources to go around, plants and animals have to duke it out for nutrients, mates, and places to live. 

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Several Beautiful New Bird Species Found on Remote Indonesian Islands

Zoologists from Trinity, working with a research team in Indonesia, have found several new species of colourful, tropical sunbirds.

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By Leaving Garden Waste Alone, we Could Store 600,000 Tons of CO2 Per Year

Come fall, the sound of a leaf blower blasting leaves into piles, or the sight of a queue of garden waste-packed trailers at the recycling center is all too common, as trees shed their golden brown and yellow robes.

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