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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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Conservation Survey Finds Native NYS Pollinators at Risk

The survey could prompt policymakers to update lists of endangered and threatened species

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Rapid Warming in the Gulf of Maine Reverses 900 Years of Cooling

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have examined the dynamic changes in the resilience of UK wastewater treatment works, now known as Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), and discovered that environmental stressors are increasing the potential for pollution events.

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