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Snow melts faster under trees than in open areas in mild...

It’s a foggy fall morning, and University of Washington researcher Susan Dickerson-Lange pokes her index finger into the damp soil beneath a canopy of...

Climate Linked to Atmospheric-River Storms

A new NASA-led study of atmospheric-river storms from the Pacific Ocean may help scientists better predict major winter snowfalls that hit West Coast mountains...

Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.

In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation...

Contamination from California Gold Rush keeps cropping up

An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer,...

Reclusive snake-like lizards call oil fields and vacant lots home

California biologists have discovered four new species of reclusive legless lizards living in some of the most marginal habitat in the state: a vacant...

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