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Colorado Faces Winter Urban Firestorm

Hurricane-force winds whipped fires across drought-parched grasslands and into suburban neighborhoods.

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Bioenergy Sorghum’s Roots Can Replenish Carbon In Soil

A new Texas A&M AgriLife study shows the annual crop can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Growing Algae Outside of Wastewater

Using wastewater to produce biomass has some drawbacks, namely, ‘what you get is messy’

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Windows That Outsmart the Elements

Homeowners know that the type of windows in a house contribute greatly to heating and cooling efficiency. 

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Research Reveals Ancient Maya Lessons on Surviving Drought

A new study casts doubt on drought as the driver of ancient Mayan civilization collapse. 

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Sunshield Successfully Deploys on NASA’s Next Flagship Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft’s 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.

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Dairy Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change

Dairy farmers in the Northeast — facing a warming climate that exacerbates nutrient pollution but lengthens the growing season — can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and maximize revenues by double cropping and injecting manure into the soil, rather than broadcasting it.

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Reducing Food Waste to Increase Access to Affordable Foods

About a third of the world’s food supply never gets eaten.

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Can Synthetic Palm Oil Help Save the World’s Tropical Forests?

Tom Jeffries and Tom Kelleher met at Rutgers University in the 1970s while studying industrially useful microbes.

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Deforestation Increases Risk of Flash Flooding in Fast-Growing West African Coastal Cities

The frequency of thunderstorms in some fast-growing African coastal cities has doubled over the past 30 years, with much of this increase linked to the impact of deforestation on the local climate, a study has found.

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