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Study Finds Less Impact From Wildfire Smoke On Climate

New research revealed that tiny, sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may have less impact on climate than widely hypothesized because reactions as the plume mixes with clean air reduce its absorbing power and climate-warming effect.

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To Engineers’ Surprise, Radiation Can Slow Corrosion Of Some Materials

Radiation nearly always degrades the materials exposed to it, hastening their deterioration and requiring replacement of key components in high-radiation environments such as nuclear reactors.

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Climate Change Forces Farmers To Pick Low Yields Or Instability

Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State University: either risk more revenue volatility or live with a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

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A Promising New Method Uses Acoustics To Capture Microplastics In Water

Microplastics are receiving a lot of attention lately due to its difficulty in removal from the environment.

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New Satellite Data Show Severity Of Drought Summers In 2018 And 2019

Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuations.

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Alaskan Volcano Linked To Mysterious Period With Extreme Climate In Ancient Rome

The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery.

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Another Lively Season of Night-Shining Clouds

Extremely cold and wet conditions in the mesosphere have led to abundant noctilucent clouds.

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Conditions Ripe for Active Amazon Fire, Atlantic Hurricane Seasons

Rapid changes in atmospheric conditions or sea surface temperatures will influence rainfall patterns in 2020 and the potential for synchronized impacts from hurricanes and fires.

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A Magnificent New Sponge from the Deep Gets a Name

In a newly published paper , scientists have identified and named a new genus and species of sponge: Advhena magnifica, Latin for “magnificent alien.”

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