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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
Three researchers share a meal in an Antarctic tent May 12, 2016
Virginia Tech researchers in the Antarctic discover new facets of space weather
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
illustration of Cynarctus May 11, 2016
Fossil dog represents a new species, Penn paleontology grad student finds
News From the Field
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
First NSF headquarters building May 10, 2016
On its 66th birthday, National Science Foundation living up to envisioned legacy
Press Release
spill site from oil and gas wastewater in WV May 10, 2016
Radioactive isotopes reveal age of oil and gas wastewater spills
News From the Field
inaugural national science board members wearing party hats May 10, 2016
It's our birthday!
Discovery
Photo of President Barack Obama and PECASE awardees in the White House May 9, 2016
President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award
Press Release
surface oil slick from Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 9, 2016
Genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill decoded
News From the Field
dusty sunset fills the horizon in the Florida Keys May 9, 2016
UGA study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio
News From the Field
Alysha Coppola collecting seawater samples May 9, 2016
UCI sleuths search the seas for soot
News From the Field
California mussel May 6, 2016
Shellfish response to ocean acidification depends on other stressors
News From the Field
lead author Laifang Li, with co-authors May 6, 2016
Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions
News From the Field
a photo of the edge of the Greenland ice sheet May 6, 2016
Scientists track Greenland's ice melt with seismic waves
News From the Field
the deck of the R/V Roger Revelle May 5, 2016
World's shallowest slow-motion earthquakes detected offshore of New Zealand
News From the Field
the Mameyes River at flood state May 5, 2016
Extreme rainfall doesn't always mean extreme erosion, Penn study finds
News From the Field
ship at sea May 4, 2016
Vannevar Bush, Public Service and Waterman awardees to present research at National Science Board meeting
Media Advisory
a disintegrating adult purple sea star May 4, 2016
Sea star juveniles abundant, but recovery is anything but guaranteed
News From the Field
fish and coral May 3, 2016
ASU scientists discover how one microorganism erodes coral reefs
News From the Field
a sperm whale pod May 3, 2016
'Eve' and descendants shape global sperm whale population structure
News From the Field
earth and environment graphic May 3, 2016
UNC-Chapel Hill scientists find likely cause for recent Southeast US earthquakes
News From the Field
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone May 2, 2016
Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Press Release
map of photosynthesis and carbon uptake May 2, 2016
Hurricanes key to carbon uptake by forests
News From the Field
Carysfort Reef Upper Keys 1976 May 1, 2016
New study found ocean acidification may be impacting coral reefs in the Florida keys
News From the Field
Photo showing two researchers interviewing locals in the mountains April 28, 2016
Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response
Discovery
crabs and fish on the bottom seafloor April 27, 2016
Evidence points to widespread loss of ocean oxygen by 2030s
Press Release
a stream contaminated by an accidental spill April 27, 2016
Contamination in North Dakota linked to fracking spills
News From the Field
coral reef teeming with fishes April 27, 2016
Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key
News From the Field
crabs and fish on the bottom seafloor April 27, 2016
Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s
News From the Field
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