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How Bad Is Warming? La Niña May Reveal

The Pacific is set to shift from its warmer El Niño phase to its cooler La Niña phase in late summer or early fall, U.S. officials say, likely bringing an end to a long stretch of unprecedented warmth.

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Scientists Release New Research on Planted Mangroves’ Ability to Store Carbon

U.S. Forest Service ecologists and partners published new findings on how planted mangroves can store up to 70% of carbon stock to that found in intact stands after only 20 years.

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Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Are Mapping the World’s Fungi From Air Samples

Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä have found that the key to a quick and cost-effective mapping of biodiversity has been right in front of our eyes all along, but at the same time invisible, i.e. in the air that surrounds us.

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The Detection of a Massive Harmful Algal Bloom in the Arctic Prompts Real-Time Advisories to Western Alaskan Communities

In summer of 2022, a research cruise detected a massive harmful algal bloom (HAB) in the Bering Strait region of western Alaska. 

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Air Pollution Harms Pollinators More Than Pests, Study Finds

Bees and other beneficial bugs are disproportionately harmed by air pollution compared to crop-destroying pests, a new study published in Nature Communications has found.

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Astronomers Amazed by Black Hole Discovery

A massive black hole ­– about 20,000 times the size of the sun – has been confirmed as the closest to our solar system by an international study involving University of Queensland researchers.

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Cable Installation Set to Begin for OSU-Led Wave Energy Testing Facility off Oregon Coast

Crews later this month will begin installing the power and data cables that are essential to completing construction of a new wave energy testing facility off the Oregon Coast.

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Biological Science Helps Fuel the Future of Electric Air Travel

When it comes to figuring out why electric aircraft batteries lose power over time, one typically wouldn’t think to turn to a decades-old approach biologists use to study the structure and function of components in living organisms.

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Study Finds Health Risks in Switching Ships from Diesel to Ammonia Fuel

As container ships the size of city blocks cross the oceans to deliver cargo, their huge diesel engines emit large quantities of air pollutants that drive climate change and have human health impacts.

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New Study Provides Enhanced Understanding of Tropical Atmospheric Waves

A new way to store carbon captured from the atmosphere developed by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin works much faster than current methods without the harmful chemical accelerants they require.

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