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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud

A massive, early season wildfire that continues to burn in northern New Mexico generated a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.

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NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat Wave

The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian subcontinent.

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Texas Crawfish Acres Expand, Weights Low Due To Cool Weather

While the state is still far behind Louisiana in crawfish production, Texas holds a strong No. 2 spot, with around 9,500 total crawfish acres.

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New Drought Benchmark in Europe

These were days, months and years that many will come to remember: the drought from 2018 to 2020. An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) has succeeded in categorizing the historical dimensions of this event.

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Lazy Bears and Confused Birds: What a Warming Planet Means for Wildlife

The Alaskan tundra, a vast, windswept, and treeless region at the edge of the Arctic Circle, is a place of stunning natural beauty.

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Surrey’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research Identifies Tall, Dense Trees as Effective Weapon Against Traffic’s Toxic Nanoparticles

Surrey's Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) has developed a model to help predict how different types of the green infrastructure placed in and around a city can impact the spread of toxic nanoparticles and whether they help improve the air quality.

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How to Avoid Eating the World: From Degrowth to a Sustainable Food System Transformation

Proponents of degrowth have long argued that economic growth is detrimental to the environment. 

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Tidal Blade Facility at Leading Edge of Green Energy Testing

The world’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades, which researchers say can speed up development of marine energy technologies while helping to reduce costs, has opened for business.

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Cutting Air Pollution Emissions Would Save 50,000 U.S. Lives, $600 Billion Each Year

Eliminating air pollution emissions from energy-related activities in the United States would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths each year and provide more than $600 billion in benefits each year from avoided illness and death, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers.

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Laser Imaging Reveals How Fire Renews Sierra Nevada Forests

Plane-mounted laser imaging has allowed scientists to map the size, shape, and density of trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, revealing how low- and moderate-intensity burns make forests more resilient to larger blazes.

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