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Climate Crisis Is Driving Cousins of the Lion King Character to Local Extinction

The yellow-billed hornbill, cousins of fan-favorite Zazu from The Lion King, faces local extinction due to the climate crisis. 

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How Fast-Growing Algae Could Enhance Growth of Crops

A new study provides a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae.

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How Ice Clouds Develop – Asian Monsoon Influences Large Parts of the Northern Hemisphere

Atmospheric researchers from the international CLOUD consortium have discovered a mechanism that allows nuclei for ice clouds to form and rapidly grow in the upper troposphere.

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New Strategies to Save the World’s Most Indispensable Grain

Plants — they’re just like us, with unique techniques for handling stress. 

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Banned Contaminants Still Threaten Endangered California Condors

A new study has found contaminants that were banned decades ago are still imperiling critically endangered California condors. 

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High Rates of Landscape Degradation Not Product of Landscape Fires

Once humans discovered how to tame fire, they began using it for heat, for cooking, to scare away animals and to alter their environs, especially burning areas to plant and to restore grazing land. 

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The Oat Genome Unlocks the Unique Health Benefits of Oats

Researchers have succeeded in sequencing and characterizing the entire genome of oat. 

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New Study Highlights Major Step Forward in Monitoring Ocean Health

In a major step forward for monitoring the biodiversity of marine systems, a new study published today in Environmental DNA details how MBARI researchers are using autonomous underwater robots to sample environmental DNA (eDNA). 

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BAS Mapping Data Included in Global Collection

The latest British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Antarctic Digital Database (ADD) data will be included in a world leading collection of geographic information.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Killer Whale Diets and Their Role in Climate Change

Killer whale populations are invading the Arctic, causing significant disruptions to an ecosystem already deeply affected by climate change. 

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