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Fifty Years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the future of America’s waterways hangs in the balance.
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Climate data on top of the world: Wyoming students trek to Everest

Five Fremont County college students traveled to world’s highest peak to test climate sensors in partnership with historic all-Black expedition.
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Middle Schoolers tackle the heat dome

Washington State seventh graders are studying how the heat dome hurt shellfish and, in the process, learning to engage with science in a new way.
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Teaching citizen scientists to hunt for ‘canary in the coal mine’ in Alberta’s rivers

In the face of 'data deficiencies,' training helps communities take water monitoring into their own hands — one bug at a time.

UK citizen scientists digitized rain data
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Citizen scientists digitized centuries of handwritten rain data

As the UK went into lockdown, 16,000 volunteers put their spare time to good use, transcribing 350 years of archival records for use by modern climate scientists.
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Virginia students take on solar energy challenge

Educators and innovators in Virginia devised a 10-week high school competition that enlisted bright young minds to propose innovations in solar energy.

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Bering Sea citizen scientists
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With visiting scientists sidelined by coronavirus pandemic, Bering Sea residents take on more research duties

The Bering Sea region, the Pacific gateway to the Arctic Ocean, is home to ecosystems on land and in the ocean that are both abundant and fragile. It’s also changing very quickly — and those changes offer a preview of the changes in store for other parts of the Arctic. This story is the first
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