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Mount Pinatubo's 1991 eruption and its effects masked sea level rise. August 10, 2016
Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise
Press Release
When they're mature, sunflowers stop tracking the sun and instead face solely eastward. August 4, 2016
Sunflowers move from east to west, and back, by the clock
Press Release
A Colorado Rocky Mountain forest during the winter-spring transition period, which is changing. August 3, 2016
Earlier snowmelt decreases streamflow, reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide
Press Release
Corn fields in Iowa: Site of NSF's Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). July 25, 2016
What's good for crops not always good for the environment
Press Release
The diets of two-toed and three-toed arboreal sloths consist mostly of tree leaves. July 20, 2016
Putting the sloth in sloths: Arboreal lifestyle drives slow pace
Discovery
A cold snap in the Florida sub-tropics affected mangrove and other ecosystems. July 12, 2016
The unexpected: Cold snaps in the sub-tropics, drought in rainforests featured at upcoming ecology conference
Press Release
TWIRL tornado project June 24, 2016
Atmospheric scientists boldly go into the heart of a tornado
Discovery
A 25 million-year-old termite nest with the remains of a June 22, 2016
Researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' -- by insects
Press Release
a 25 million-year-old termite nest June 22, 2016
The world's oldest farmers
News From the Field
Dr. Anthony Janetos June 15, 2016
Dr. Anthony Janetos to serve as the next Chair of NSFs Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education
Heat waves effects June 13, 2016
Future summers could be hotter than any on record
Press Release
Sampling coral reef June 8, 2016
World Oceans Day: Coral reefs falling victim to overfishing, pollution fueled by climate change
Discovery
Russia's Lena Delta June 7, 2016
World Oceans Day: Deltas critical to food production, fisheries health, storm protection
Discovery
Watch a video showing Axial Seamount in the Pacific Ocean, via the Ocean Observatories Initiative. June 6, 2016
World Oceans Day: Bring the seas into your home; exploration is one click away
Press Release
Lankin Dome, one of the research sites, from the south along the Sweetwater River in Wyoming. June 2, 2016
Supervolcanoes like Yellowstone may have been more active in the past
Discovery
medal May 20, 2016
President Obama honors nation's leading scientists and innovators
Press Release
Photo of small patches of tropical dry forest  on hills May 13, 2016
Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration
Press Release
One Zika-carrying mosquito, Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, ranges farther north. May 11, 2016
National Science Foundation awards $1.7 million in rapid response grants to study Zika virus
Press Release
Roger Wakimoto, NSF Assistant Director for Geosciences, in the field conducting tornado research. May 11, 2016
Five things you need to know about tornadoes
Discovery
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone May 2, 2016
Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Press Release
crabs and fish on the bottom seafloor April 27, 2016
Evidence points to widespread loss of ocean oxygen by 2030s
Press Release
Fish swimming by a healthy coral reef in the Line Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. April 26, 2016
Too much algae -- and too many microbes -- threaten coral reefs
Discovery
A baby Rapetosaurus stands alongside a dog, elephant, rhino and hippo April 21, 2016
Newly discovered baby Titanosaur sheds light on dinosaurs' early lives
Press Release
A four-month-old infant baboon rides on its mother's back in Amboseli, Kenya. April 19, 2016
Rough childhoods can have ripple effects for wild baboons
Discovery
Ponderosa pine on Grand Canyon rim falling over April 18, 2016
Earth Week: In a drought, which trees risk death?
Press Release
collage of images showing corals, divers April 18, 2016
Earth Day: New insights into coral health hidden in reefs' microbiomes
Discovery
earth day infographic April 18, 2016
Infographic: Earth Day at NSF
Discovery
Automated chambers in use a young stand of wheat. April 7, 2016
New land-use strategies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Discovery
Trinity Lake dried out April 1, 2016
California drought patterns becoming more common
Press Release
cars in traffic on a highway and a big sun March 28, 2016
Ocean temperatures predict U.S. heat waves 50 days out
Press Release
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