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The Key to Weathering Rapid Sea-Level Rise May Lie in a Massachusetts Salt Marsh

A team of researchers led by Brian Yellen, research professor of earth, geographic, and climate sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently announced in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface that salt marshes, critical habitats threatened by rapid sea-level rise, may in fact thrive despite higher water levels.

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17-Pound Meteorite Discovered in Antarctica

Antarctica is a tough place to work, for obvious reasons— it’s bitterly cold, remote, and wild. 

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Vulnerability of Red Sea Urchins to Climate Change Depends on Location

Scientists found that red sea urchin populations are adapted to local environments, but some populations will suffer more than others as conditions change in the future.

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Study: New ‘Whipping Jet’ Sprayer Controls How Aerosols Move

Aerosols are tiny particles that can have a significant impact on Earth’s climate and human health.

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Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica Calves Giant Iceberg

A huge iceberg (1550 km²), almost the size of Greater London, has broken off the 150m thick Brunt Ice Shelf. 

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Epigenetic "reboot" reverses aging in mice and could extend lifespan

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have investigated why we age, and identified a possible way to reverse it. In tests in mice, the team showed that epigenetic “software glitches” drive the symptoms of aging – and a system reboot can reverse them, potentially extending lifespan.

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Texas Scientists Rescue Record-High Numbers of Stranded Loggerhead Turtles, Investigate Causes

More than 100 people gathered recently along the Padre Island shore in Texas to witness eight healed and robust sea turtles being released into the waters of the Gulf Coast.

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Speeding Up Sugar's Conversion into Fuel

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to more efficiently convert sugarcane into a building block of aviation fuel and other products.

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Magnetic Method to Clean PFAS Contaminated Water

Researchers at The University of Queensland have pioneered a simple, fast and effective technique to remove PFAS chemicals from water.

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December 2022 Water Levels Break Eight Historical Records

December was an active month for NOAA’s National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). A staggering eight stations observed all-time high water levels — some of which broke records in place for 40 years.

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