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Low Oxygen in Lakes May Breathe New Life Into Conservation Efforts for Water Quality

Abigail Lewis traveled all across the United States for college and graduate school, and she ended up researching lakes in her own hometown. 

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Cloud Clustering Causes More Extreme Rain

Understanding cloud patterns in our changing climate is essential to making accurate predictions about their impact on society and nature. 

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Side Effects of Wide Scale Forestation Could Reduce Carbon Removal Benefits by up to a Third

The side effects of large-scale forestation initiatives could reduce the CO2 removal benefits by up to a third, a pioneering study has found.

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Africa’s Tropical Glaciers Have Shrunk by 90 Percent, Study Finds

Glaciers atop Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Rwenzori Mountains in East Africa are shrinking at an alarming rate as the region heats up.

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New England Fishers Declining in the Granite State - UNH to Study Possible Causes

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded over $1.2 million to investigate an apparent steady decline of the fisher population in the state of New Hampshire.

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Dairy Cows Fed Botanicals-Supplemented Diets use Energy More Efficiently

Supplementing the feed of high-producing dairy cows with the botanical extract capsicum oleoresin, obtained from chili peppers, or a combination of that extract and clove oil resulted in the animals using feed energy more efficiently and emitting less methane from their largest stomach, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers.

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Common Plant Could Help Reduce Food Insecurity, Researchers Find

An often-overlooked water plant that can double its biomass in two days, capture nitrogen from the air — making it a valuable green fertilizer — and be fed to poultry and livestock could serve as life-saving food for humans in the event of a catastrophe or disaster, a new study led by Penn State researchers suggests.

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Chronic Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Hospitalization Among Seniors

Chronic exposure to fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) may increase seniors’ risk of hospitalization for a variety of cardiovascular conditions, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Little Groundwater Recharge in Ancient Mars Aquifer, According to New Models

Mars was once a wet world. The geological record of the Red Planet shows evidence for water flowing on the surface – from river deltas to valleys carved by massive flash floods.

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First-Ever Report of Nesting of Incredibly Rare and Endangered Giant Turtle

Biologists have discovered a breeding population of a Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle, as part of conservation efforts in the south of India.

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