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Sustainable Agriculture: Guaranteeing Yield While Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Crop growth is limited by the nitrogen availability in the soil, one of the primary elements of plants, the deficiency of which leads to a fall in agricultural yield.

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Don’t Blame U.S. Biofuels for Indonesia And Malaysia Deforestation, Study Shows

Since 1990, the United States has ramped up its production of biofuels — to about 16 billion gallons of ethanol and 1.6 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2017.

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Dungeness Crab Larvae Already Showing Effects of Coastal Acidification

A new NOAA-funded study has documented for the first time that ocean acidification along the US Pacific Northwest coast is impacting the shells and sensory organs of some young Dungeness crab, a prized crustacean that supports the most valuable fishery on the West Coast.

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Global River Deltas Increasingly Shaped by Humans, Study Says

A new study of nearly every delta on the planet shows how river delta shapes and sizes around the world are changing due to human activity – both for the good and bad.

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Wait, Hurricane Hunters Fly Winter Missions Too?

Hurricane hunter aircraft doesn't get a break in winter - they fly winter storm missions as well.

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Clays in Antarctica From Millions of Years Ago Reveal Past Climate Changes

Paleoclimate analysis enables scientists to subject climate models to boundary conditions—such as rising sea levels—for developmental purposes

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Fear of Wildfires Inspires Forward-Thinking Communities

Rice Architecture student’s thesis suggests consolidation in California’s suffering wine country

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NOAA Satellites Helped Save a Record 421 Lives in 2019

The same NOAA satellites that helped forecasters track weather and wildfires were also critical in rescuing a record 421 people from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters in 2019. 

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Four Ways Climate Change is Affecting Our Health—and What We Can Do About It

Humans can adapt to major effects of climate change—but only if we contain greenhouse gas emissions, says public health expert.

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How Cancún Grew into a Major Resort

Once one of the poorest regions of Mexico, Cancún is now a bustling tourist city with millions of visitors each year.

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