Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water

A new study shows Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water.

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Airborne lidar system poised to improve accuracy of climate change models

Researchers have developed a laser-based system that can be used for airborne measurement of important atmospheric gases with unprecedented accuracy and resolution. The ability...

More sensitive climates are more variable climates

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Phthalate MEHP and cardiac arrhythmias

A new study examines the potential role plastic exposure, akin to exposure in a medical setting, has on heart rhythm disruptions.

New species of pocket shark identified

A team of researchers has identified a new species of pocket shark. The 5-and-a-half-inch male kitefin shark has been identified as the American Pocket...

Eco-friendly composite catalyst and ultrasound removes pollutants from water

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Geoscientists discover mechanisms controlling Greenland ice sheet collapse

New radar technology allowed geoscientists to look at Greenland's dynamic ice-ocean interface that drives sea level rise.

Air pollution linked to increase in newborn intensive care admissions

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Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

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