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Life

Temperatures Predict Bird Biodiversity
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Temperatures Predict Bird Biodiversity

Small birds prefer winter landscapes that have larger thermal differences, likely because they offer more opportunities to find refuge from the cold.

Published Jun 3, 2020

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Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China
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Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China

With most lockdowns ending and economic activity resuming, levels of the air pollutant have returned to near normal for this time of year.

Published May 22, 2020

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Vegetation
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Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Mar 2000 — Apr 2020

Land Life

Mapping Moose Populations in Russia
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Mapping Moose Populations in Russia

Researchers using vegetation data to explain moose population dynamics run into a hidden variable and a possible signature of history.

Published Apr 24, 2020

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Nice and Dark in Niue
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Nice and Dark in Niue

The small, isolated island in the South Pacific Ocean has been named the first “dark-sky nation.”

Published Apr 10, 2020

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