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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Individual Lichens Can Have Up to Three Fungi

Jan. 17, 2019 — Individual lichens may contain up to three different fungi, according to new research from an international team of researchers. This evidence provides new insight into another recent discovery that ... read more

Economist Find a Global Tax on Carbon May Be Feasible

Jan. 17, 2019 — There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a recent ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. The finding adds new insight into how extreme climate change ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms. The effect is most evident in northern climates and at high altitudes where the primary limitation ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have succeeded in directly measuring three key parameters necessary for skeleton formation in a live tropical coral. This way, they completely characterized the carbonate chemistry at the ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Research shows that drones can be more effective and safer in crash mapping of vehicular highway accidents than conventional methods. Drones using new imaging technology allows highway safety ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study says the future of tigers in Asia is linked to the path of demographic transition -- for ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — intentionally controlled light can help regulate human health and productivity by eliciting various hormonal responses. Tailored LED wavelengths and intensities also can efficiently stimulate plant ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed a map of chemicals found in jellyfish caught across 1 million square kilometers of UK waters. The same chemicals are found in other marine animals such as birds and fish. ... read more

Risk of Infection from Water in the Air at Home

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed a more detailed framework for understanding and managing the risk of transmitting a bacterial disease via water spray from sinks, showers and toilets. As continuous testing ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. Not only could planting new forests and biomass contribute to this, but new ... read more

The Pace at Which the World's Permafrost Soils Are Warming

Jan. 16, 2019 — Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international permafrost network GTN-P shows, in ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers found an efficient approach to managing nitrogen in agriculture and reducing its environmental impact. It's all about being ... read more

High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study has shown an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, likely endure periods of starvation and may eat more plants than previously thought, according to the first results of a new health check. Ocean ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — The cyanobacteria blooms that plague western Lake Erie each summer are both an unsightly nuisance and a potential public health hazard, producing liver toxins that can be harmful to humans and their ... read more

New Zoning Tool Provides Global Topographic Datasets in Minutes

Jan. 15, 2019 — With the increased availability of remote sensing technologies, scientists now have access to high-resolution datasets on Earth's surface properties at the global scale. As a result, an ... read more

New Conservation Practice Could Reduce Nitrogen Pollution in Agricultural Drainage Water

Jan. 15, 2019 — In a new study, scientists have estimated that a new conservation practice known as saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10 ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches of habitat. A ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Alaskan wildlife management that prioritizes reducing bear and wolf populations so hunters can kill more moose, caribou and deer is both backward and lacks scientific ... read more

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