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Texas A&M Expert: Drought Has Returned To Texas

State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says drier and warmer conditions over much of the state could last until spring.

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Stanford Researchers Explore Potential for Kelp to Relieve Ocean Acidification

A new analysis of California’s Monterey Bay evaluates kelp’s potential to reduce ocean acidification, the harmful fallout from climate change on marine ecosystems and the food they produce for human populations.

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Demise of a Glacier, Uncovering a Fjord

The melting of the Hardanger fjord glacier is one of the fastest glacial melts we know of.

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Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic Linked With High Blood Pressure

Lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increase in high blood pressure among patients admitted to emergency. 

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Synthesis Study Demonstrates Phytoplankton Can Bloom Below Arctic Sea Ice

Small photosynthetic marine algae are a key component of the Arctic marine ecosystem but their role for the ecology of the Arctic Ocean have been underestimated for decades. 

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'Oasis effect' in Urban Parks Could Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, ASU Study Finds

It will come as no surprise to anyone living in Phoenix that 2020 has been a record-breaking year for high temperatures.

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Mobility Model Paves Way for Tomorrow’s Transport Systems

In recent years, big data sets from mobile phones have been used to provide increasingly accurate analyses of how we all move between home, work, and leisure, holiday and everything else. 

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Truffle Munching Wallabies Shed New Light on Forest Conservation

Feeding truffles to wallabies may sound like a madcap whim of the jet-setting elite, but it may give researchers clues to preserving remnant forest systems.

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Blue Whales Return to South Georgia After Near Extinction

An international research team led by UK scientists has revealed the return of critically endangered Antarctic blue whales to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, 50 years after whaling all but wiped them out.

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