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    Randall Russell
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    Flickr
    For the first time researchers have mapped the genome of sagebrush, which could mean big things for the plants habitat, especially when it comes to combating the effects of climate change.
  • Flood waters flow over an area where a road used to be
    Jim Peaco
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    National Park Service
    Climate change can make flooding worse in a number of ways, according to Colorado State University researcher Frances Davenport. That includes warmer air carrying more moisture, causing more intense precipitation events. It could also mean more rain falling on snowpacks in higher elevations, causing floods like we saw in Yellowstone National Park.