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Photo of a shallow, drying pond blocked off by a low fence in a hilly grassland with trees in the background.
Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer
Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.
Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer
Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer

Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.

Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.

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Invasive <em>Phragmites australis</em> in North Carolina's Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Genome Spotlight: Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Dec 23, 2021 | 3 min read
The first reference-quality genome for this grass species could aid managers in understanding and eradicating this highly invasive plant.
photo of marshy wetland in california at sunset
Researchers Find DNA “Borgs” in Methane-Chomping Archaea
Annie Melchor | Jul 20, 2021 | 3 min read
Massive extrachromosomal elements named after the hive-minded cyborg villains in Star Trek may be the first of their kind.
Bird Flu Viruses Can Remain Infectious for Months in US Wetlands
Catherine Offord | Sep 10, 2020 | 4 min read
Lab and field experiments indicate that aquatic environments could act as reservoirs for the pathogens, which typically do not represent a direct risk to humans.
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
As the salty Atlantic Ocean pushes farther inland, forests are turning to marsh. Some scientists want to speed the transition.
Trump Administration Overturns Clean Water Regulation
Emily Makowski | Sep 16, 2019 | 2 min read
The repeal will return the US to water standards from 1986.
Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2018 | 3 min read
Environmental groups are concerned and plan litigation.
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Siddharth Narayan and Michael W. Beck | Aug 31, 2017 | 3 min read
Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.
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