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Space Data Tracks Record-Breaking UK Heatwave

Earth Observation (EO) experts based at the University of Leicester have laid bare the UK’s record-breaking heatwave with data captured from space.

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Ocean Warming Threatens Richest Marine Biodiversity

An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide has revealed that rates of future warming threaten marine life in more than 70 per cent of the most biodiverse-rich areas of Earth’s oceans. 

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Arctic Shrub Expansion Limited by Seed Dispersal and Wildfire

Scientists investigating the growth of arctic vegetation have found that seed dispersal and fire will slow its land expansion in the long term, despite more favorable conditions from a warming planet. 

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Carbon Captured and Stored Since 1996 Is Significant but Overestimated

Although a significant amount of carbon has been caught and stored so far, governments should curb overestimation with reporting frameworks.

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Water Resources to Become Less Predictable with Climate Change

Water resources will fluctuate increasingly and become more and more difficult to predict in snow-dominated regions across the Northern Hemisphere by later this century, according to a comprehensive new climate change study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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Gone for Thousands of Years, Wild Bison Return to the UK

Wild bison, absent from the United Kingdom for thousands of years, are being reintroduced to a forest near Canterbury, England to help restore the woods to their natural state.

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Eco-Friendly Lawns Require Forethought to Attract Pollinators

To support pollinators, people have turned to creating eco-friendly spaces around their homes, including replacing their grass lawns with flowering plants.

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Climate Warming, Water Management Impacts on West Florida’s Continental Shelf

The continental shelf is the submerged extension of a continent and as such it is at the crossroad of terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric influences.

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Lakes in Hot Water, Climate Change Creating a Cauldron of Issues

As intense heatwaves grip the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Portugal, at times exceeding temperatures 40C, as well as parts of North America and Asia, lakes around the world are feeling the heat from climate change, which is creating a cascade of ecological and environmental issues.

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Biodiversity Survey Reveals That More Species Are Threatened With Extinction Than Previously Thought

The study also identified important demographic and geographic differences in experts' perspectives and estimates.

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