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Extreme cyclones that formed in the Arabian Sea for the first time in 2014 are the result of global warming and will likely increase...

Satellite tracking provides clues about South Atlantic sea turtles’ ‘lost years’

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Decades-past logging still threatens spotted owls in national forests

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Unique field survey yields first big-picture view of deep-sea food webs

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Optimal amount of rainfall for plants

Researchers have determined what could be considered a 'Goldilocks' climate for rainfall use by plants: not too wet and not too dry. But those...

More-severe climate model predictions could be the most accurate

The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according...

Living on thin air — microbe mystery solved

Scientists have discovered that microbes in Antarctica have a previously unknown ability to scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to...

Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa

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Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Researchers analyzed high-resolution seismic velocity data from 36 seismograph stations across the island of Kyushu to identify variations before, during, and after the MW...

Head start through human intervention: Study on the spread of European plant species on...

A new study has investigated the spread of European plant species on other continents.

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