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Article ID: 697502

Democrats, Republicans Agree on Climate Change More Than They Think

University of Colorado Boulder

A new study found that 66 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and 90 percent of Democrats believe in human-caused climate change and the utility of reducing greenhouse gases. But when mulling proposals, they choose party above policy.

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Article ID: 697353

Study Suggests Buried Internet Infrastructure at Risk as Sea Levels Rise

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon.

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12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697461

Getting to Know the Microbes That Drive Climate Change

Ohio State University

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.

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Article ID: 697459

STUDY: Indigenous Peoples Own or Manage at Least One Quarter of World’s Land Surface

Wildlife Conservation Society

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Sustainability.

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16-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697428

CubeSat Satellite Data Make Daily Crop Monitoring Possible

South Dakota State University

A smart phone app may soon allow farmers to track the daily progress of crops and monitor plant health using data from conventional and small CubeSat satellites.

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Article ID: 697384

How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer: Developing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy has developed a new computer simulation capability: the Energy Exascale Earth System Model. Scientists designed the model to focus on areas most relevant to energy production as well as take full advantage of DOE’s supercomputing systems.

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12-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697379

URI-Led Consortium Selected to Operate New Research Ship to Replace R/V Endeavor

University of Rhode Island

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in the nation. Owned by NSF and valued at over $100 million, the Regional Class Research Vessel will be constructed in Louisiana, delivered to Rhode Island in 2021 and home-ported at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus.

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How Gold Nanoparticles Could Improve Solar Energy Storage

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods – opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use and combat climate change, according to Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers.

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Article ID: 697343

UF, Georgia Tech Scientists to Begin Work on More Drought-Tolerant Peanut

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

With the new variety, growers would be able to produce more market-ready peanuts, and consumers can get more of the protein-filled legume.

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Geological Records Reveal Sea-Level Rise Threatens UK Salt Marshes, Study Says

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Sea-level rise will endanger valuable salt marshes across the United Kingdom by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to an international study co-authored by a Rutgers University–New Brunswick professor.

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