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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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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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