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Tepary Beans Offer Producers A Low-Input, Climate-Resilient Legume Alternative

The ancient crop provides flavor for humans and forage for livestock.

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Common Weed May Be ‘Super Plant’ That Holds Key to Drought-Resistant Crops

A common weed harbors important clues about how to create drought resistant crops in a world beset by climate change.

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Monarch Butterflies Facing Battle For Survival, Experts Say

Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists explain the factors behind the endangered pollinators' population decline.

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The Global Map of Aridity

Precipitation alone does not properly characterize vegetation water stresses.

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HKU Marine Scientists Unveil Sea Urchin’s Secret to Surviving Marine Heatwaves

Global ocean temperatures are increasing due to climate change, exposing ecosystems to extreme temperatures called marine heatwaves (MHWs), which can increase the temperature of marine waters by 5°C higher than normal in summer. 

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Less Rain in the Forest: Amazon Even More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

For every three trees dying from drought in the Amazon rainforest, a fourth tree – even though not directly affected – will die, too. 

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NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating’ Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity

A new study uses data from the ECOSTRESS instrument aboard the space station to better understand why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.

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NOAA and Saildrone Launch Seven Hurricane-Tracking Surface Drones

Part of an array of marine and air uncrewed tools NOAA is using to improve forecast models

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NOAA Still Expects Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

Preparedness is key during the peak months of hurricane season

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Extreme Rainfall Leads to Midwest Flooding

Record-breaking rainfall brought devastating flash floods and landslides to Missouri, Kentucky, and other parts of the central United States in the last week of July 2022.

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