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expeditions August 23, 2016
Using data to better understand climate change
Discovery
Researcher Stephen Foulger works at the Advanced Materials Research Lab in Anderson, South Carolina. August 22, 2016
NSF announces $55 million toward national research priorities
Press Release
Michael Floyd August 19, 2016
2014 Napa earthquake continued to creep, weeks after main shock
News From the Field
Ribbed mussels support salt marsh grasses during a 2016 drought at Sapelo Island, Georgia. August 19, 2016
Biodiversity in salt marshes builds climate resilience
Discovery
Low-level flight test August 18, 2016
Turn your eyes to the skies for the latest explorers
Discovery
a Purplemouth moray eel August 16, 2016
Big fish -- and their pee -- are key parts of coral reef ecosystems
News From the Field
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
Mount Pinatubo's 1991 eruption August 10, 2016
Climate change already accelerating sea-level rise, study finds
News From the Field
sampling sites August 5, 2016
Subduction zone earthquakes off Oregon, Washington more frequent than previous estimates
News From the Field
Aedes aegypti mosquito August 5, 2016
Calculating solutions to combat Zika
Discovery
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
an artistís rendering of Echovenator sandersi August 4, 2016
Echo hunter: Researchers name new fossil whale with high-frequency hearing
News From the Field
Sawyer sampling contaminants from the sea bottom August 4, 2016
Study reveals hidden pollution exchange between oceans and groundwater
News From the Field
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
researchers ready a sample collector August 3, 2016
Global warming, a dead zone and surprising bacteria
News From the Field
a Colorado Rocky Mountain forest August 3, 2016
Early snowmelt reduces forests' atmospheric CO2 uptake, decreases streamflow volume
News From the Field
a diamond anvil cell inside the pressure chamber July 28, 2016
Diamonds help generate new record for static pressures for study
News From the Field
sodium polyhydrides July 28, 2016
New material could advance superconductivity
News From the Field
David Boutt at the Atacama Desert July 26, 2016
Exploring one of the largest salt flats in the world
News From the Field
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
Praveen Kumar and Dong K. Woo July 25, 2016
Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture
News From the Field
a network of broadband seismometers July 22, 2016
After the quake -- data can help predict consequences of the next event
News From the Field
measuring the water content of a birch tree July 20, 2016
Trees' surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified
News From the Field
The Long Valley Caldera July 20, 2016
Super-eruptions may give a year's warning before they blow
News From the Field
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
SacPeak Observatory July 19, 2016
Sacramento Peak Observatory review process
Fact Sheet
samples holding graptolite fossils July 19, 2016
For ancient deep-sea plankton, a long decline before extinction
News From the Field
Barkley Sound, off the coast of British Columbia July 19, 2016
Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change
News From the Field
sunset cloudscape July 18, 2016
Researchers create means to monitor anthropogenic global warming in real time
News From the Field
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
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