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Drought Increases Microbe-Laden Dust Landing in Sierras

Dust from all over the world is landing in the Sierra Nevada mountains carrying microbes that are toxic to both plants and humans. 

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Vancouver Researchers Suggest Air Pollution be Included as Risk Factor for Patients with Lung Cancer and Have Never Smoked

Researchers from Vancouver, British Columbia today examine the effect of duration of past exposure to air pollution with lung cancer diagnosis in new research presented at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022.

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More Wolves, Beavers Needed as Part of Improving Western United States Habitats, Scientists Say

Oregon State University scientists are proposing management changes on western federal lands that they say would result in more wolves and beavers and would re-establish ecological processes.

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Lack of Data May Be Hiding True Extent of Biodiversity Loss

The number of species facing extinction may be much higher than previously thought, according to a new study.

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Researchers Show Potential for Improved Water-Use Efficiency in Field-Grown Plants

Water deficit is currently one of the most significant limiting factors for global agricultural productivity, a factor further exacerbated by global climate change according to a 2019 water report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. 

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Risk of Death Rises as Climate Change Causes Nighttime Temperatures to Climb

Excessively hot nights caused by climate change are predicted to increase the mortality rate around the world by up to 60% by the end of the century, according to a new international study that features research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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Dry Lightning Sparks Some of the Most Destructive and Costly Wildfires in California, Study Finds

A new study has found dry lightning outbreaks are the leading cause of some of the largest wildfire outbreaks in modern California history. 

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In Simulation of How Water Freezes, Artificial Intelligence Breaks the Ice

By combining artificial intelligence and quantum mechanics, Princeton researchers have simulated ice formation with unprecedented accuracy. 

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Mapping Missing Mangroves

The Landsat program’s 50 years of Earth observations have revolutionized the study of long-term global change, including the losses and gains of tidal wetlands.

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July 2022 Was Third Hottest on Record for the U.S.

Parts of the nation saw historic flooding and intensifying drought

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