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Shrinking Lake Abert

Every year, tens of thousands of birds flock to Lake Abert as they journey from parts of the Great Basin toward the Pacific flyway, a migration route that extends from Alaska and Canada, through California, to Mexico and South America.

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Data-Driven Bird Conservation Project Takes Wing

Michigan State University and the National Audubon Society are teaming up to help protect declining bird populations across North America.

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Why This Promising Biofuel Crop Takes a Summer Break

Michigan State University researchers have solved a puzzle that could help switchgrass realize its full potential as a low-cost, sustainable biofuel crop and curb our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Farming More Seaweed for Food, Feed and Fuel

A University of Queensland-led study has shown that expanding global seaweed farming could go a long way to addressing the planet’s food security, biodiversity loss and climate change challenges.

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UK Substantially Underestimates its Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production – and Many Other Countries Probably Do Too

A newer, more accurate method for calculating methane emissions from offshore oil and gas production suggests that the United Kingdom severely underestimates its greenhouse gas emissions.

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University of Guelph Research Makes Growing Greenhouse Industry More Efficient

In Essex County, Ont., the nighttime sky glows orange and greenhouses dominate the landscape. 

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NASA System Predicts Small Asteroid to Pass Close by Earth This Week

Asteroid 2023 BU is about the size of a box truck and is predicted to make one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth object ever recorded.

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NASA Space Missions Pinpoint Sources of CO2 Emissions on Earth

A case study involving Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant shows space-based observations can be used to track carbon dioxide emissions – and reductions – at the source.

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The Adventures of NASA Scientists Through the Florida Marshes

Look up to the blue skies, look right to the boats floating out at sea, look left to the deep green marshes of the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks in Florida. 

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Midwest Farmers Using Cover Crops Take Small Yield Hit

Most farm fields in the U.S. Midwest lay bare over the winter. From the time of corn and soybean harvests—sometime between September and December—until the planting season in spring, valuable topsoil is often unprotected.

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