June 29, 2022

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‘Extreme’ Plants Grow Faster in the Face of Stress

Comparative genomics reveals physical differences in how a stress hormone regulates growth in plants that can survive extreme environmental conditions.

June 24, 2022

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Investigating the Dynamics that Reshape Permafrost Environments

Monitoring data find that small spatial differences in snow cover, vegetation, and other factors shape how permafrost thaws.

June 21, 2022

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Watching Plant Roots Grow in a Transparent Simulated Soil

The rhizosphere-on-a-chip offers an easier way to study a plant’s influence underground.

June 15, 2022

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A New Approach Produces a 90-Fold Increase in Known Viral Taxa

Researchers leverage viruses identified from worldwide environmental samples to expand knowledge of viral taxa and their role in tree microbiomes.

June 1, 2022

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How Buildings Contribute to Urban Heating during Heat Waves

A bottom-up approach quantifies the contributions of human-caused heating from building energy use during extreme heat events.

May 31, 2022

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How Can Changes to Urban Neighborhoods and Buildings Affect Microclimates and Energy Use?

Computational work uses a Chicago neighborhood to understand and quantify climate effects on building energy use from changes in urban design.

May 25, 2022

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Capturing Biogeochemical Details in River Corridor Models

A new way of representing river-groundwater exchanges paves the way for next-generation river network modeling.

May 23, 2022

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Not Just Pollen in the Spring: Wild Grass Releases a Variety of Particles into the Air

Researchers find that fungal spores are most abundant during initial growth, while bacteria predominate during flowering and fruit development.

May 9, 2022

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How Does Drizzle Form? Machine Learning Improves Models of these Processes

Machine Learning offers New Insights and New Parameterization for the path from Drizzle Drops to Warm Rain

May 5, 2022

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Recycling Greenhouse Gases with Biotechnology

Biological production of acetone and isopropanol by gas fermentation captures more carbon than it releases.