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The North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now...

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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

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Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pennsylvania forests

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Paying people to protect forests is worth it

A new study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and...

Climate change and sugarcane expansion expected to boost hantavirus cases

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Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth’s arc volcanoes

A new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a...

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Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to...

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