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Rogue Waves, El Faro, Hurricane, sea conditions, Ocean, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rogue Wave Analysis Supports Investigation of the El Faro Sinking

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A new analysis done to support the investigation into the 2015 sinking of the El Faro cargo ship has calculated the likelihood of a massive rogue wave during Hurricane Joaquin in October of that year – and demonstrated a new technique for evaluating the probability of rogue waves over space and time.

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Hurricane Jose, Cornell University, Weather, Storms, Meteorology, Emergency Preparedness

Jose on the Way, East Coast Residents Need to Prepare Today

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artificial photosynthesis, CO2 reduction, solar fuels, Nano Catalyst

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

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Berkeley Lab scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel.

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Fishing, fishery management, Income, Fisheries Policy, fisheries management, Sustaibability, permit, Natural Resources

Catching a Diversity of Fish Species — Instead of Specializing — Means More Stable Income for Fishers

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A team of scientists analyzed nearly 30 years of revenue and permitting records for individuals fishing in Alaskan waters and tracked how their fishing choices, in terms of permits purchased and species caught, influenced their year-to-year income volatility.

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Plants, Trees, Water, Hydrology, soil hydrology, Science, Roots, Groundwater, Charles Darwin, Climate, Climate Change, Adaptation, Resilience, soil, Nutrients, Environment, Food Chain, Seeds, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Greenhouse Gas, grasses, Shrubs, herbaceous plants, succulents, Forests, rain forests, Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, Ecosystem, Ecology

Deep Roots in Plants Driven by Soil Hydrology

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Searching for water, some tree roots probe hundreds of feet deep and many trees send roots through cracks in rocks, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Moreover, the depth of plant roots, which varies between species and soil conditions, will play a key role in plants’ adaptation to climate change, said Ying Fan Reinfelder, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Department of Environmental Sciences.

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Hurricane Jose, New York City, Cornell University, Tropical Storm, Weather, New York State

Jose’s tropical force winds to hit NE, Long Island, Cape Cod

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Tropical Storm, Hurricane, Harvey, Fire Ants, Irma, Maria

Storm Experts Available to Talk About #Maria

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FALL, Fall Foliage, Fall Leaves

Hot Days, Cold Nights Mean Fantastic Fall Foliage Forecast in New York

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University of Vienna, Nature Biotechnology, Cereal, heat and drought, Pearl millet, Genome Sequence, extreme environments, Wolfram Weckwerth, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), C4 plant, Africa, Asia, Harvest

A Cereal Survives Heat and Drought

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An international consortium under the lead of the non-profit organization "International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics" (ICRISAT) and participation of a research team around the system biologist Wolfram Weckwerth has published the genome sequence of Pearl millet, a drought resistant crop plant most important in aride regions in Africa and Asia. This so-called C4 plant is especially important to small and medium farmers who grow the plant without larger irrigation. Pearl millet delivers a good harvest index under drought and heat conditions when rice, maize or wheat already have no grains anymore.

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Agriculture, no-till, Strip till, Conservation, beets

Effects of Changing Tillage Practices on Sugar Beets Presented

Changing tillage practices can help the environment and reduce costs, according to a study in Montana.







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