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Bridges Between Villages in Nicaragua Serve as Links to Markets

EGC researcher Kevin Donovan and coauthor find that building footbridges positively affects rural economies in flood-prone areas.

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Climate Change Warms Groundwater in Bavaria

Groundwater reservoirs in Bavaria have warmed considerably over the past few decades.

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Scientists Warn of the Social and Environmental Risks Tied to the Energy Transition

A new international study by the ICTA-UAB and the McGill University (Canada) maps resistance movements’ associated with green energy and fossil fuel projects.

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Watching the Arctic Thaw in Fast-Forward

The frozen permafrost in the Arctic is thawing on an alarming scale.

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Seismic Activity of New Zealand’s Alpine Fault More Complex Than Suspected

A rupture along the full length of the fast-slipping Alpine Fault on New Zealand’s South Island poses the largest potential seismic threat to the southern and central parts of the country.

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Tomato’s Wild Ancestor Is a Genomic Reservoir for Plant Breeders

Thousands of years ago, people in South America began domesticating Solanum pimpinellifolium, a weedy plant with small, intensely flavored fruit.

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Trees Can Help Slow Climate Change, But at a Cost

Widespread forest management and protections against deforestation can help mitigate climate change – but will come with a steep cost if deployed as broadly as policymakers have discussed, new research suggests.

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Area Burned by Severe Fire Has Increased 8-Fold in Western U.S. Forests Over Past Four Decades

The number of wildfires and the amount of land they consume in the western U.S. has substantially increased since the 1980s, a trend often attributed to ongoing climate change. 

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Eating Dried Fruit May Be Linked With Better Diet Quality and Health Markers

Don’t be afraid to toss a handful of raisins or dried apples in your Thanksgiving stuffing this year — a new Penn State study has found that dried fruit may be connected with better health.

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Stanford Engineers Combine Light and Sound to See Underwater

Stanford University engineers have developed an airborne method for imaging underwater objects by combining light and sound to break through the seemingly impassable barrier at the interface of air and water.

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