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The Higher, the Better: Altitude Key to Mapping Mesquite, Bluestem Growth

In Texas, mesquite trees are as common as football, thunderstorms and hot summer nights. It is a staple of outdoor cooking and prevalent in almost every part of the state.

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New Study: Face-Covering Use Up, More People Are Taking COVID-19 Threats Seriously

A new National Science Foundation-funded survey of six states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19.

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Antarctic Ice Loss Expected to Affect Future Climate Change

In a new climate modeling study that looked at the impacts of accelerated ice melt from the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) on future climate, a team of climate scientists reports that future ice-sheet melt is expected to have significant effects on global climate.

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Provide Shady Spots to Protect Butterflies From Climate Change

In a new study published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology, researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature.

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Climate Pledges ‘Like Tackling COVID-19 Without Social Distancing’

Current global pledges to tackle climate change are the equivalent of declaring a pandemic without a plan for social distancing, researchers say.

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Natural Debate: Do Forests Grow Better With Our Help or Without?

Nations around the world are pledging to plant billions of trees to grow new forests. 

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NASA Sees Post-Tropical Storm Teddy Generating Heavy Rain Over Eastern Canada

Hurricane Teddy has transitioned to a large post-tropical cyclone over eastern Canada. 

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Herd Immunity an Impractical Strategy, Study Finds

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. 

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A Cheaper, Faster COVID-19 Test

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection. 

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Is Your Drinking Water Toxic? This App May Help You Find Out.

Exposure to hydraulic fracturing fluid in drinking water has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory problems, premature births, congenital heart defects, and other negative health consequences.

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