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Why are whales big, but not bigger?

Matthew Savoca, Stanford University; Jeremy Goldbogen, Stanford University, and Nicholas Pyenson, Smithsonian Institution Both toothed and baleen (filter-feeding) whales are among the largest animals ever...
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NASA Study Shows Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon

Re-Published from JPL.NASA.gov - 12/5/2019 A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying...
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New Satellite Will Track Rising Oceans Into 2030

This article is re-printed from an article on NASA.gov Earth's climate is changing, and the study of oceans is vital to understanding the effects of...

A new chemistry innovation could reduce air pollution.

A new chemistry innovation could reduce smog, acid-rain and asthma-inducing pollution Anton Alexandrovich Toutov, Virginia Commonwealth University If humans created an emissions hall of shame, which...
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Climate change poses lifelong threat to children’s health

By Fatima Arkin Climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children and threatens a lifelong impact unless countries meet the Paris...

Having a Closer Look at Cancer Alley

Health Officials in “Cancer Alley” Will Study if Living Near a Controversial Chemical Plant Causes Cancer ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up...

Rainforest Loss Means Loss of Undiscovered Medicines

Dwindling tropical rainforests mean lost medicines yet to be discovered in their plants Walter Suza, Iowa State University Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that...

Monkey Fossils Point to a Warmer Ancient World

Monkey fossils found in Serbia offer clues about life in a warmer world millions of years ago Joshua Allan Lindal, University of Manitoba Sparse trees cast...

Assyrian Empire a Victim of Climate Change

Climate change fueled the rise and demise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, superpower of the ancient world Ashish Sinha, California State University, Dominguez Hills and Gayatri...

Stopping Global Extinction

'Revolutionary change' needed to stop unprecedented global extinction crisis Michelle Lim, University of Adelaide We are witnessing the loss of biodiversity at rates never before seen...

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