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Endangered Juvenile Smalltooth Sawfish Found in St. Lucie River

Capable of growing up to about 16 feet long, the elusive smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) is easily identified by its large, toothed rostrum or “saw.”

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Community Helps Scientists Evaluate Wildfire Smoke Forecasts

During the smoky summer of 2018, two wildfires in Utah County burned a combined 121,000 acres, sending smoke pouring into the valleys of the Wasatch Front.

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Air Pollution Costs Utahns Billions Annually and Shortens Life Expectancy by Two Years

Air pollution has been a problem in Utah since before the territory was officially recognized as a state.

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Lurking in Genomic Shadows: How Giant Viruses Fuel the Evolution of Algae

Viruses are tiny invaders that cause a wide range of diseases, from rabies to tomato spotted wilt virus and, most recently, COVID-19 in humans.

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Study Confirms Contribution of Bioenergy to Climate Change Mitigation

That biofuels can contribute to a cleaner global energy mix is widely accepted, but the net benefits of bioenergy in terms of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHG) are moot.

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Using Materials Efficiently Can Substantially Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Emissions from the production of materials like metals, minerals, woods and plastics more than doubled in 1995 – 2015, accounting for almost one-quarter of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. 

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Climate Change Is Causing Hurricanes to Break Down More Slowly Over Land

Rising ocean temperatures are driving hurricanes to carry more moisture, allowing them to stay stronger for longer once they’ve made landfall and reach communities farther inland, according to new research published in the journal Nature.

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Piecing Together the Alaska Coastline's Fractured Past

Among seismologists, the geology of Alaska’s earthquake- and volcano-rich coast from the Aleutian Islands to the southeast is fascinating, but not well understood. 

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NREL Advanced Manufacturing Research Moves Wind Turbine Blades Toward Recyclability

A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, making renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process.

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Upgraded Radar Can Enable Self-Driving Cars to See Clearly No Matter the Weather

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. 

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