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NASA Study: More Greenland Ice Lost Than Previously Estimated

A new, comprehensive analysis of satellite data finds that majority of glaciers on the landmass have retreated significantly.

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This US-Indian Satellite Will Monitor Earth’s Changing Frozen Regions

NISAR will study changes to ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice in fine detail, as climate change warms the air and ocean.

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Reaping Agricultural Emissions Solutions

A new computational framework developed in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Jiafu Mao provides a detailed assessment of ammonia emissions from global croplands and identifies practices that could curb release of the gas.

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Oxford Scientists Launch Ambitious Roadmap for a Circular Carbon Plastics Economy

Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics, University of Oxford, have outlined ambitious targets to help deliver a sustainable and net zero plastic economy.

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Relocated Songbirds Can Successfully Learn the Diversity of Song They Need to Survive

Nestling songbirds relocated as part of conservation programmes successfully learn the song repertoires they need to communicate – and ultimately survive – in the wild, a new study has found.

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Decarbonising the World’s Industries

Harmful emissions from the industrial sector could be reduced by up to 85% across the world, according to new research.

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A Scientific Breakthrough That Will Help Increase Plant Yields in Dry Conditions

Using CRISPR technology, researchers succeed in growing tomatoes that consume less water without compromising yield.

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Trees Struggle to ‘Breathe’ as Climate Warms, Researchers Find

Trees are struggling to sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) in warmer, drier climates, meaning that they may no longer serve as a solution for offsetting humanity’s carbon footprint as the planet continues to warm, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers.

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New Study Reports That Greenland Is a Methane Sink Rather Than a Source

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have concluded that the methane uptake in dry landscapes exceeds methane emissions from wet areas across the ice-free part of Greenland. 

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‘Tiny Tornadoes’ Around Leaves Spread Deadly Plant Pathogens

When raindrops hit a leaf of a wheat plant infected with rust – a pathogenic spore that has decimated crops globally – the leaf flutters, creating tiny swirling vortices of air that disperse the spores, where they could end up infecting healthy plants.

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