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Rocky Shores of Pacific Northwest Show Low Resilience to Changes in Climate

A 15-year period ending in 2020 that included a marine heat wave and a sea star wasting disease epidemic saw major changes in the groups of organisms that live along the rocky shores of the Pacific Northwest.

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Giant Viruses Found on Greenland Ice Sheet

Every spring when the sun rises in the Arctic after months of darkness, life returns.

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Some Countries Could Meet Their Total Electricity Needs From Floating Solar Panels, Research Shows

The study, by researchers from Bangor and Lancaster Universities and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, aimed to calculate the global potential for deploying low-carbon floating solar arrays.

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Shape and Depth of Ocean Floor Profoundly Influence How Carbon Is Stored There

New study finds seafloor topography accounts for up to 50% of the changes in depth at which carbon has been sequestered.

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Airplane Noise Exposure May Increase Risk of Chronic Disease

A new study found that people who were exposed to higher levels of noise from aircraft were more likely to have a higher body mass index, an indicator for obesity that can lead to stroke or hypertension. 

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Understanding the Mechanisms for Local Amplification of 2024 Tsunamis in Iida Bay

Researchers uncover the unique mechanisms that resulted in severe tsunamis in Iida Bay caused by the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

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Mussels Downstream of Wastewater Treatment Plant Contain Radium, Study Reports

Burrowed into streambeds and rarely moving for their decades-long lifespans, freshwater mussels are biomonitors, meaning they indicate how clean their environment is, according to Penn State researchers. 

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Fungus Breaks Down Ocean Plastic

A fungus living in the sea can break down the plastic polyethylene, provided it has first been exposed to UV radiation from sunlight. 

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Research to Uncover the Impact of Water Use in the Colorado River Basin

Persistent overuse of water and long-term drought has depleted the Colorado River and highlighted the need for a comprehensive understanding of how waters are allocated and used to develop effective management strategies.

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Every Drop Counts: New Algorithm Tracks Texas Daily Reservoir Evaporation Rates

Texas A&M University researchers have developed a more accurate method for tracking reservoir evaporation rates that will improve water planning and management.

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