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How Does Climate Change Affect Birds?

Research staff from the UPV and the UV assess the impact of climate change on the productivity of the common reed warbler and the moustached warbler.

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Ocean Acidification Turns Fish off Coral Reefs

A new study of coral reefs in Papua New Guinea shows ocean acidification simplifies coral structure, making crucial habitat less appealing to certain fish species.

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Dampening the “Seeds” of Hurricanes

Increased atmospheric moisture may alter critical weather patterns over Africa, making it more difficult for the predecessors of many Atlantic hurricanes to form, according to a new study published this month. 

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Home Reef Volcano Grows

Dry land is ephemeral at Home Reef, a mid-ocean volcano in the central Tonga islands. 

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Climate Change to Shift Tropical Rains Northward

A study led by a UC Riverside atmospheric scientist predicts that unchecked carbon emissions will force tropical rains to shift northward in the coming decades, which would profoundly impact agriculture and economies near the Earth's equator.

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In the Grip of Global Heat

It’s only the beginning of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere, but Earth is already roasting.

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New Tool Enables Faster, More Cost-Effective Genome Editing of Traits to Improve Agriculture Sustainability

With the goal of reducing the time and cost it takes to bring an improved crop to the marketplace to improve agriculture sustainability, research conducted in the laboratory of Keith Slotkin, PhD, and with his collaborator, Veena Veena, PhD, director of the Plant Transformation Facility, was recently published in the scientific journal Nature. 

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Antarctic Ice Shelves Hold Twice as Much Meltwater As Previously Thought

Slush – water-soaked snow – makes up more than half of all meltwater on the Antarctic ice shelves during the height of summer, yet is poorly accounted for in regional climate models.

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Bird Flu Stays Stable on Milking Equipment for at Least One Hour, Pitt Research Finds

With the spread of bird flu, or H5N1 virus, to dairy cattle, new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Emory University in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that the virus remains stable on commercial milking equipment for at least one hour, increasing its potential to infect people and other animals.

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El Niño Forecasts 18 Months Using New UH-Developed Tool

As more attention is drawn to possible severe weather around the world scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are looking to improve planning for possible droughts, floods and other scenarios. 

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