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Apr. 29, 2017 — The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new ... read more

Estimating Wealth from Outer Space

Apr. 25, 2017 — Cities and villages illuminated at night are common in wealthy regions such as Europe. This is different in developing countries: Satellite data shows that many dark spots are visible next to ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Microplastics, which are particles measuring less than 5 mm, are of increasing concern. They not only become more relevant as other plastic marine litter breaks down into tiny particles, they also ... read more

Geologist Discovers Whirlwind Phenomena in Andes Mountains

Apr. 24, 2017 — There's a lot to be learned from the winds in a Chilean desert--everything from surviving tornadoes on Earth to planning travel to Mars, with surviving climate change in between, suggests a ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study demonstrates that one ocean consequence ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to new ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to new research. The study found that 17 percent ... read more

New Digital Map Shows Changing Racial Diversity of America

Apr. 21, 2017 — A geography professor built the most detailed map of racial diversity yet to study the way America's neighborhoods are ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Increasing water temperatures are responsible for the accumulation of a chemical called nitrite in marine environments throughout the world, a symptom of broader changes in normal ocean biochemical ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth's surface and the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — The Witwatersrand basin in South Africa hosts the largest known gold repository on Earth -- but how was it formed? Scientists were able to figure out how parts of the Earth's largest gold ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai'i, researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — In the first such continent-wide survey, scientists have found extensive drainages of meltwater flowing over parts of Antarctica's ice during the brief ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The fossil fuel fight goes on for scientists as they develop a new method for creating reversible hydrogen storage based on methanol, with no carbon emissions, in the last major paper co-authored by ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating ... read more

Study Defines Thunderstorm Asthma Epidemic Conditions

Apr. 19, 2017 — Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health ... read more

Grand Challenges to Better Prepare for Volcanic Eruptions

Apr. 19, 2017 — Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new report. To improve eruption ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they're headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using stable isotope ratios, which reflect ... read more

Elevated Levels of Mercury in Women of Child Bearing Age in Pacific Island Countries, New Study Reveals

Apr. 19, 2017 — Women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies, a new study ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern California coast, according ... read more

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