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US Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution

A giant methane cloud caught by satellite in 2014 looming over the U.S. Southwest wasn’t a persistent hotspot, as first thought when it made national news.

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Flooding in Northern Luzon

In the wake of three typhoons within a month, the Philippines provinces of Cagayan and Isabela have seen some of their worst flooding in decades.

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Story Map: Probing the Unknown

NOAA partnerships, smart technology to map the deepest and darkest ocean regions.

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Some Amazon Regions May Resist Climate-Driven Drying Better Than Thought

Trees and other vegetation can help mitigate climate change, by taking in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and storing it in stems, trunks, leaves and roots.

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Polar Climate Affects Tropical Trade Wind Strength

The impact of sea surface temperature variations in the tropical Pacific on global climate has long been recognized.

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Indonesian Wildfires a 'Fixable Problem'

Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a "fixable problem", according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the issue.

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WSU Scientists Discover New, Simple Way to Classify Marine Biomes

Washington State University scientists have developed a new way to classify the ocean’s diverse environments, shedding new light on how marine biomes are defined and changed by nature and humans.

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Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America

After severe hurricanes dropped torrential rain on Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other countries, NASA researchers worked to map potential landslide hazards.

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A Busy Season for Crop Fires in Northwestern India

Burning leftover straw after the rice harvest has once again blanketed the region with smoke.

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