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      December 2, 2020

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      Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet's biology and geology, according to ...
      Climate change is causing hurricanes that make landfall to take more time to weaken, reports a new study. Researchers showed that hurricanes that develop over warmer oceans ...
      The first analysis of a sedimentary drill core representing 1 million years of environmental history in the East African ...
      A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped solve a long-standing ...
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      Hydrogen-Powered Heavy Duty Vehicles Could Contribute Significantly to Achieving Climate Goals

      A partial transition of German road transport to hydrogen energy is among the possibilities being discussed to help meet national climate targets. Researcher have examined the hypothetical transition ...

      New Research Reveals 'Megatrends' That Will Affect Forests in the Next Decade

      A group of experts from academic, governmental and international organisations have identified five large-scale 'megatrends' affecting forests and forest communities. These are likely to ...

      Watching the Arctic Thaw in Fast-Forward

      The frozen permafrost in the Arctic is thawing on an alarming scale. By analyzing an annual record of satellite images, researchers have now confirmed these findings: thermokarst lakes in Alaska are ...

      Link Found Between Drought and HIV Among Women in Less-Developed Countries

      Researchers explored the consequences of drought and lack of environmental resources on women in less-developed countries. The research shows the direct and indirect associations to women's ...

      Producing Ammonia With a Much Smaller Carbon Footprint

      Researchers describe a new process to produce ammonia with a potentially much lower carbon ...

      Air Pollution Spikes Linked to Lower Test Scores for Salt Lake County Third Graders

      More frequent exposure to air pollution spikes were associated with reduced test scores for third graders in Salt Lake County. Schools with a higher proportion of students of color and from ...

      Transportation of Water Into the Deep Earth by Al-Phase D

      Researchers have recently measured the propagation speed of ultrasonic waves in an aluminum-rich hydrous mineral called Al-phase D at pressure conditions relevant to the Earth's deep mantle. ...

      Engineers Combine Light and Sound to See Underwater

      Engineers have developed an airborne method for imaging underwater objects by combining light and sound to break through the seemingly impassable barrier at the interface of air and ...

      An Escape Route for Seafloor Methane

      A study has solved the mystery of how and why columns of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, can stream out of solid sea-floor formations known as methane ...

      The 'Smell' of Coral as an Indicator of Reef Health

      A study conducted in the southern Great Barrier Reef reveals the chemical diversity of emissions from healthy corals. The researchers found that across the reef-building coral species studied on ...

      Recycled Concrete Could Be a Sustainable Way to Keep Rubble out of Landfill

      Results of a new five-year study of recycled concrete show that it performs as well, and in several cases even better, than conventional concrete. Researchers conducted side-by-side comparisons of ...

      The Wily Octopus: King of Flexibility

      Octopuses have the most flexible appendages known in nature, according to a new study. In addition to being soft and strong, each of the animal's eight arms can bend, twist, elongate and shorten ...

      Report Assesses Promises and Pitfalls of Private Investment in Conservation

      Scientists, lawyers, investors and economists explore how privately financed conservation projects can generate both financial returns and positive conservation ...

      Plastic Contaminants Harm Sea Urchins

      Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research ...

      Unintended Impact of Conversation Policies Revealed

      New research shows how conservation polices can avoid having unintended consequences for local ecosystems and people. The research shows that the PNMS policies which restrict industrial offshore ...

      Future Brahmaputra River Flooding as Climate Changes May Be Underestimated, Study Says

      A new study looking at seven centuries of water flow in south Asia's mighty Brahmaputra River suggests that scientists are underestimating the river's potential for catastrophic flooding as ...

      Seismic Guidelines Underestimate Impact of 'The Big One' on Metro Vancouver Buildings

      Scientists examining the effects of a megathrust earthquake in the Pacific Northwest say tall buildings across Metro Vancouver will experience greater shaking than currently accounted for by ...

      Caribbean Coral Reefs Under Siege from Aggressive Algae

      Human activity endangers coral health around the world. A new algal threat is taking advantage of coral's already precarious situation in the Caribbean and making it even harder for reef ...

      Earthquake Scenario for Large German City

      What if there is a major earthquake near Cologne? This scenario is subject of the 'Risk Analysis in Civil Protection 2019' report that was recently submitted to the German Bundestag. On the ...

      Emissions Growth Slower Than Worst-Case Projections

      New research reveals that emissions are not growing as fast as the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's assessments have indicated -- and that the IPCC is not using the most ...

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