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NASA Measures Rainfall Rates in Two American Samoa Tropical Cyclones

There are two tropical cyclones affecting American Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean on Feb. 21. 

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‘Significant Step’ in COVID-19 Vaccine Quest

A University of Queensland team has met a key milestone in their fast-tracked research to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19.

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We Must Prioritise the Protection of Ecosystems

Prioritising and tracking the protection of countries’ ecosystems – from wetlands to reefs, forests and more – is critical to protecting Earth’s biodiversity.

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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone 18P Form Near American Samoa

The low-pressure area that has been lingering west-northwest of American Samoa for several days has organized into a tropical depression. 

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Essential Oil Components Can Be Tested as Drug Candidates

A research team at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology and the KU Leuven Department of Biology showed that, contrary to generally held belief, most components of essential oils could meet the criteria set for drug candidates. 

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Finding the Root to Treat Aging Through Dieting

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School believe they discovered a new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases.

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Greener Spring, Warmer Air

Advanced leaf-out, or early sprouting and opening leaves, is a direct response to climate change. 

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Water Reuse Could Be Key for Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

Enough water will come from the ground as a byproduct of oil production from unconventional reservoirs during the coming decades to theoretically counter the need to use fresh water for hydraulic fracturing operations in many of the nation’s large oil-producing areas.

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Strawberry Season Gets An Early Start

Warmer weather will put Texas strawberries ahead of schedule this year, according to a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service expert.

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More Plastic Is On the Way: What It Means for Climate Change

With the recent fracking boom causing low gas prices, fossil fuel companies are seeking other ways to bolster their profits — by making more plastic.

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