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Methane’s Short Lifespan Presents Golden Opportunity to Quickly Address Climate Change

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab scientist on how a comprehensive low-cost, high-tech approach to pinpointing California super emitters could bring about rapid methane emissions reduction within a decade

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Researchers Puncture Explanation for Largest Increase of Biodiversity in Earth's History

The greatest increase in marine biodiversity on Earth was not due to the explosion of an asteroid, as previously believed.

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Back-To-Back Hurricanes Expected to Increase in the Gulf Coast

Over the past four decades, the time between tropical storms making landfall in the Gulf Coast has been getting shorter. By the end of the century, Louisiana and Florida could be twice as likely to experience two tropical storms that make landfall within nine days of each other, according to new model estimates.

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Satellites Pinpoint Communities at Risk of Permafrost Thaw

Thawing permafrost in the Arctic is already unleashing methane and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, exacerbating global temperature rise.

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An Extra Air Pollution Burden

New research shows that neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., with more people of color are exposed to more air pollution and have higher rates of disease.

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Enhanced Stratospheric Aerosols from Fukutoku-Okanoba Eruption

Did you know active volcanoes lie beneath the ocean’s surface?

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How Prolonged Radiation Exposure Damages Nuclear Reactors

New Texas A&M research might help design more radiation-tolerant structural parts for safer and more efficient nuclear reactors.

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Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

Irrigation helps smooth drought periods in the U.S., according to a recent study.

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Climatic Drivers of Honey Bee Disease Revealed

Honey bee colonies worldwide have suffered from a range of damaging diseases. A new study has provided clues on how changing weather patterns might be driving disease in UK colonies.

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First Global River Database Documents 40 Years of Change

A first-ever database compiling movement of the largest rivers in the world over time could become a crucial tool for urban planners to better understand the deltas that are home to these rivers and a large portion of Earth’s population.

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