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Amazon Deforestation and Number of Fires Show Summer of 2019 Not a ‘Normal’ Year

The fires that raged across the Brazilian Amazon this summer were not ‘normal’ and large increases in deforestation could explain why, scientists show.

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French Earthquake Fault Mapped

This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map the way the ground shifted as a result of the quake.

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Mars Scientists Investigate Ancient Life in Australia

Could Mars ever have supported life? In the Australian Outback, scientists visited the oldest convincing evidence for life on Earth to prepare for their own searches for signs of ancient life on Mars.

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How Nematodes Outsmart the Defenses of Pests

Understanding how nematodes can become immune against plant defense compounds may contribute to improving biological pest control.

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Lichens Are Way Younger Than Scientists Thought

New research indicates lichens may not have arrived on land before vascular plants.

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Researchers Find Climate Change and Turf Seaweed Causing “Patchy” Seascape

Abundance of low-lying invasive seaweed could likely impact species habitats and the structure of the food web.

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Scientists Embark on Ambitious Mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Research team will collect rocks, study ice surface elevation changes, conduct bedrock drilling, and more to understand the glacier and surrounding ocean system.

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Long-Term Drought Parches Chile

Land use analysis shows area north of Santiago receiving almost no water.

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One Island, Two Perspectives

Views from International Space Station astronauts help visual Earth in different ways.

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Cloud Streets Over the Atlantic

Satellite captures nature balancing differences in energy creating an impressive cloudscape.

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