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Smoky Skies in the Western Amazon
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Smoky Skies in the Western Amazon

Increasing numbers of deforestation fires are darkening skies in Rondônia and Amazonas.

Published Sep 1, 2021

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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Cut Pollution, But Not All of It

Dust storms and other weather phenomena offset some reductions in PM2.5 aerosol pollution.

Published Jun 25, 2021

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Traffic Jam on the Suez Canal
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Traffic Jam on the Suez Canal

Hundreds of ships have been left idling around the key shipping route. Nature played a role in solving the problem.

Published Mar 29, 2021

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Fires Raged in the Amazon Again in 2020
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Fires Raged in the Amazon Again in 2020

Large numbers of deforestation-related fires burned in the Amazon rainforest, while uncontrolled wildfires blazed in savanna and grassland ecosystems in central Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Published Feb 19, 2021

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ocean Altimetry
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ocean Altimetry

The ocean is lumpy and sloshes around its basins for natural reasons. But it is also rising, slowly and steadily.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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