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Black Carbon Sensor Could Fill Massive Monitoring Gaps

Black carbon is the most dangerous air pollutant you’ve never heard of. 

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A Climate-Friendly Way to Capture Carbon Dioxide in the Air

In a new study, researchers have developed a method for capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, powered by clean and relatively inexpensive geothermal energy. 

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Converting Rainforest to Plantation Impacts Food Webs and Biodiversity

Every day, new areas of rainforests are converted into plantations, drastically changing tropical biodiversity and the way the ecosystem functions.

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Why Are Fish Getting Smaller as Waters Warm? Not Because of Their Gills, Finds Study Led by UMass Amherst

Biologists find no link between fish size and gill surface area—study suggests that ​​models underlying some projections of future fisheries yields need to be reconsidered.

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Weedy Rice Gets Competitive Boost From Its Wild Neighbors

Rice feeds the world. But a look-alike weed has many ways of getting ahead.

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Cloud Model Could Help With Climate Research

When clouds meet clear skies, cloud droplets evaporate as they mix with dry air. 

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Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Have Long Been in Flux

Salt crusts began forming long after Lake Bonneville disappeared, according to new U research that relied on pollen to date playa in western Utah.

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New Study Suggests Significant Glacial Retreat in West Antarctica Began in the 1940s

Among the vast expanse of Antarctica lies the Thwaites Glacier, the world’s widest glacier measuring about 80 miles on the western edge of the continent.

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Temperature, Humidity May Drive Future Transmission of Parasitic Worm Infections

As climate changes, temperature isn’t the only factor to influence the spread of infectious diseases.

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Low Oxygen in Lakes May Breathe New Life Into Conservation Efforts for Water Quality

Abigail Lewis traveled all across the United States for college and graduate school, and she ended up researching lakes in her own hometown. 

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