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Measuring trees with the speed of sound

Living trees can rot from the inside out, leaving only a hollowed trunk. Wood rot in living trees can cause overestimates of global carbon pools, timber loss in forestry, and poor tree health. Understanding wood decay in ...

dateJan 05, 2017 in Environment
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Avalanches, a mountain menace

Avalanches such as the one that smashed into a hotel in central Italy on Wednesday are complex phenomena triggered by a combination of local factors.

dateJan 20, 2017 in Environment
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Where does heavy air pollution in Beijing originate?

Beijing's latest smog alert has dragged on into the first week of 2017. The joint prevention and control policy for atmospheric pollution in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region was announced after the heavy haze event that occurred ...

dateJan 09, 2017 in Environment
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