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Microplastics a growing threat to sea turtles

Newly hatched Florida sea turtles are consuming dangerous quantities of floating plastic David Duffy, University of Florida and Catherine Eastman, University of Florida Plastic pollution has...
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A Machine-Learning Assist to Predicting Hurricane Intensity

NASA research could help to improve forecasts of whether a hurricane will suddenly intensify, which could give people in its path more time to...
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PFAS can increase your risk of severe COVID-19

How endocrine-disrupting chemicals like PFAS can increase your risk of severe COVID-19 Kathryn Crawford, Middlebury Nearly a year before the novel coronavirus emerged, Dr. Leonardo Trasande...
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How dangerous heat waves can kill

How dangerous heat waves can kill William H. Calvin, University of Washington Heat waves are the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, not...
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A rush is on to mine the deep seabed

A rush is on to mine the deep seabed, with effects on ocean life that aren't well understood Elizabeth M. De Santo, Franklin & Marshall...
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A violent derecho sweeps through the Midwest

What is a derecho? An atmospheric scientist explains these rare but dangerous storm systems Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University Thunderstorms are common across North America, especially...
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Increasing ocean warming threatens coral reefs

Ocean warming threatens coral reefs and soon could make it harder to restore them Shawna Foo, Arizona State University Coral reefs support over 25% of marine...
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Wildfires lingering threat to water resources

Wildfires can poison drinking water – here's how communities can be better prepared The 2018 Camp Fire north of Sacramento burned everything in its path:...
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Routine gas flaring is a problem

Routine gas flaring is wasteful, polluting and undermeasured Gunnar W. Schade, Texas A&M University If you’ve driven through an area where companies extract oil and...
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Rock dust leads to healthier soil and increased farm yields

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet Benjamin Z. Houlton, University of California, Davis Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable...

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