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Alaska thunderstorms may triple with climate change

Warming temperatures will potentially alter the climate in Alaska so profoundly later this century that the number of thunderstorms will triple, increasing the risks...

Agile underwater glider could quietly survey the seas

Autonomous underwater vehicles have become versatile tools for exploring the seas. But they can be disruptive to the environment or have trouble traveling through...

Biopolymer-coated nanocatalyst can help realize a hydrogen fuel-driven future

While popular as an eco-friendly fuel, hydrogen is difficult to produce efficiently in an eco-friendly manner (through sunlight-induced decomposition of water) due to stability...

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A new study offers rare insights into the unique social character of forest elephants, the least understood of the world's three currently existing elephant...

Like wine, environmental conditions impact flavor of whiskey, study finds

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Researchers challenge the Conservation Reserve Program status quo to mitigate fossil fuels

Amid population expansion and severe climate conditions threatening agricultural productivity, sustainable food production is a national priority. Simultaneously, advances in bioenergy agriculture are necessary...

Low-level jets create winds of change for turbines

Global wind power capacity has increased more than fivefold over the past decade, leading to larger turbines, but low-level jets are one cause for...

‘Missing ice problem’ finally solved

During glacial periods, the sea level falls, because vast quantities of water are stored in the massive inland glaciers. To date, however, computer models...

‘Missing ice problem’ finally solved

During glacial periods, the sea level falls, because vast quantities of water are stored in the massive inland glaciers. To date, however, computer models...

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