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Penobscot River Salmon Run Surges for Second Straight Year

After dam removals and fish passage improvements, endangered Atlantic salmon are continuing to return to Maine’s Penobscot River in encouraging numbers.

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Proposed Funding Cuts Spell Trouble for Texas Sea Turtles

A Texas A&M at Galveston expert says federal budget cuts would have consequences for endangered Kemp’s ridley turtles along the Texas coast.

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Research Could Save Years of Breeding for New Miscanthus Hybrids

As climate change becomes increasingly difficult to ignore, scientists are working to diversify and improve alternatives to fossil-fuel-based energy.

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For Rufous Hummingbirds, Migration Looks Different Depending on Age and Sex

With a reputation as one of the continent’s most determined and assertive birds, the rufous hummingbird weighs less than a nickel and tops out at about 3 inches long.

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New Data Reveals Little Progress Globally in Reducing Air Pollution Over the Last Two Decades

Particulate air pollution continues to cut global life expectancy by nearly two years as progress in some countries counterbalances worsening air quality in others, according to the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI).

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Remains of Cold War Plane Crash Emerging From Rapidly Melting Alaska Glacier

In June this summer, a team of military personnel touched down on Alaska’s Colony Glacier with a somber mission: to recover newly unthawed wreckage and human remains from a fatal Cold War-era plane crash.

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Preserving Ethiopia’s Coffee and Forests for a Sustainable Future

THE University of Huddersfield is helping rural communities make a sustainable living while preserving the source of the something that keeps the world going on a daily basis – coffee.

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Loss of Eelgrass in Morro Bay May Cause Widespread Erosion

The large-scale loss of eelgrass in Morro Bay may be causing widespread erosion, according to a new Cal Poly study.

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Eavesdropping on Trout Building Their Nests

Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) stir up the sediment of the river bed when building their spawning pits, thus influencing the composition of the river bed and the transport of sediment.

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Size Matters in Air Pollution – But It’s Not Enough

Current regulations on air pollution mainly focus on the mass of particles of a particular size range in a sample, and this has been used as a marker for their threat to human health.

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