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Sand dunes are important desert dust sources

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

A Global View of Methane

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

Methane is one of the most potent—and surprising—greenhouse gases.
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Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands

The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies.

South Africa bans leopard hunts due to uncertainty on numbers

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

For the first time in decades, hunters with deep pockets will not be able to shoot all of the “big five” game animals in South Africa after the government banned leopard hunts for the 2016 season.
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Northern spring is fireball season

Originally Published by EarthSky

Northern spring – for a few weeks around the March equinox – is a good time to see especially bright meteors, aka fireballs. It’s fireball season — a time of year when bright meteors appear in greater number than usual. In fact, in the weeks around the start of spring, the appearance rate of fireballs can increase by as much as 30 percent, NASA has said.

How to purify water with waste materials

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

Major source of methanol in the ocean identified

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

Meat eating accelerated face evolution

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Eating raw meat and making stone tools may be behind the smaller teeth and faces of humans compared with their ancient relatives.
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Clues to why the ‘sea dragons’ died out

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

A dramatic shift in the Earth’s climate killed off marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs, according to a new study.
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