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Wealthy nations drive the global wildlife trade

Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations drive the global wildlife trade Maria Ivanova, University of Massachusetts Boston and Candace Famiglietti,...
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Monarch butterflies at risk

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it D. André Green II, University of Michigan One of...
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Hurricane Laura’s damage not yet fully revealed

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane Laura's damage in this area of oil fields and industry John Pardue, Louisiana State...
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NASA-led Study Reveals the Causes of Sea Level Rise Since 1900

Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising...
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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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