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Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Particles Linked to Pneumococcal Disease Susceptibility

A new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual’s susceptibility to pneumococcal disease.

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Tracking White-Tailed Deer Movements During Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida in September 2017, the Category 5 storm offered a team of wildlife researchers a first-ever opportunity to observe behavioral responses of white-tailed deer to an extreme weather event in real time.

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ARS Ecologists Address a Burning Question

When it comes to restoring rangeland habitats, there is no replacement for "prescribed fire," according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) ecologists.

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Between Wildfires, Land in The US West Has Short 10- To 15-Year Reprieve

In the wake of a devastating wildfire, burnt land has a respite before the next blaze.

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Your Plane Travel Destroys Polar Bear Habitat

A group of polar bear researchers wants you to do more than worry about the fate of these beautiful animals.

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Keeping Lead Out of Drinking Water When Switching Disinfectants

Changing water systems can be done safely, as long as it’s done correctly.

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Despite Less Ozone Pollution, Not All Plants Benefit

Researchers found that environmental factors have more impact on the ozone dose the plants received than the amount of ozone in the atmosphere.

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What’s in Puget Sound? New Technique Casts a Wide Net for Concerning Chemicals

Using a new “non-targeted” approach, UW and UW Tacoma researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially concerning chemicals.

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Deep Diving Scientists Discover Bubbling CO2 Hotspot

The scientists measured CO2 concentrations as high as 95,000 parts per million (ppm), more than 200 times the concentration of CO2 found in the atmosphere.

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Sea-Level Rise Could Reshape the United States, Trigger Migration Inland

Climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration of Americans to inland cities, finds new AI study.

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