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Night Lights Can Disrupt Wildlife
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Night Lights Can Disrupt Wildlife

A new study shows that nocturnal animals are less active when the nights are too bright with electric lighting.

Published Oct 23, 2019

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Warmer, Drier Climate Could Transform Alaskan Forests
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Warmer, Drier Climate Could Transform Alaskan Forests

Climate change could lead to a net loss of plant life in some regions, and also could change the ratio of species that grow in them.

Published Oct 15, 2019

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Where the Geese Gather
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Where the Geese Gather

The Dewey Soper Bird Sanctuary in Canada is marked by its diverse terrain and large number of feathery inhabitants.

Published Oct 10, 2019

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Tracking “Blue Tear” Blooms
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Tracking “Blue Tear” Blooms

Satellites can track Noctiluca scintillans, a type of phytoplankton that produce a bioluminescent glow at night.

Published Oct 3, 2019

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Chlorophyll
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Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is used by algae and other phytoplankton--the grass of the sea--to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into sugars. These maps show chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean, revealing where phytoplankton are thriving.

Jul 2002 — Sep 2019

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