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Mekong Turns from Brown to Blue-Green

Mekong Turns from Brown to Blue-Green

In late 2019, the river started to turn colors due to a reduced sediment load and algae blooms.

Published Jan 28, 2020

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A New Measuring Stick for Forests

A New Measuring Stick for Forests

The amount of carbon that is being stored by trees and how it has changed over time is the least understood aspect of the global carbon cycle.

Published Jan 27, 2020

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Beysehir and Egirdir

Beysehir and Egirdir

Two of the largest freshwater lakes in Turkey sit on the Anatolia Plateau.

Published Jan 26, 2020

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Rain Brought Brief Relief to Australia

Rain Brought Brief Relief to Australia

Bushfire counts dipped in mid-January when much-needed rainfall poured down on New South Wales and Victoria.

Published Jan 25, 2020

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How Cancún Grew into a Major Resort

How Cancún Grew into a Major Resort

Once one of the poorest regions of Mexico, Cancún is now a bustling tourist city with millions of visitors each year.

Published Jan 24, 2020

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