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Article ID: 683732

Despite Devastation From Forest Fires, Ecosystems Rise From the Ashes

Cornell University

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24-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683541

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

University of California San Diego Health

Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.

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20-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683685

Tree Mortality and Droughts: A Global Perspective

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Stress-induced embolisms that interrupt water transport are a universal component of tree mortality.

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24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683670

Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

Queen's University Belfast

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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24-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683644

Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability to Disinfect Lakes, Coastal Waters

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

One of the largely unanticipated impacts of a changing climate may be a decline in sunlight's ability to disinfect lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, possibly leading to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans and wildlife.

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23-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 683611

Scientists Use Satellites, Population Data to Build Malaria Early Warning System

Johns Hopkins University

Scientists are working to predict malaria outbreaks months in advance, giving public health officials a chance to protect people from a disease that poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands a year.

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23-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683558

Electricity From Shale Gas vs. Coal: Lifetime Toxic Releases From Coal Much Higher

University of Michigan

Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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23-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683540

Tiny Tornados at the Dawn of the Universe

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Swirling soup of matter’s fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado, setting new record for “vorticity.”

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23-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683582

50 Simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ Show How a 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake Could Play Out

University of Washington

The largest number yet of detailed simulations for how a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake might play out provides a clearer picture of what the region can expect when the fault unleashes a 9.0 earthquake.

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23-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683570

We Can No Longer Deny That We Live in an Era of Climate Disruption

University of Redlands

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20-Oct-2017 7:05 PM EDT
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