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March 22, 2019

When More Women Make Decisions, the Environment Wins

Mar. 21, 2019 — When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new ... read more

Examining Ball Pits as a Playground for Pathogenic Germs

Mar. 21, 2019 — Ball pits used in children's physical therapy -- similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families -- may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new ... read more

Mar. 21, 2019 — Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the Earth that break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. Although instrumental in driving climate and ... read more

Research Investigates Impact of Climate Change on Glacier-Fed Rivers in Peru

Mar. 21, 2019 — Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support ... read more

Alpine Tundra Releases Long-Frozen CO2 to the Atmosphere, Exacerbating Climate Warming

Mar. 21, 2019 — Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide ... read more

Early Exposure to Pesticides Linked to Small Increased Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mar. 20, 2019 — Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants ... read more

Volcano Cliffs Can Affect Monitoring Data

Mar. 20, 2019 — New research reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring ... read more

Turn Off a Light, Save a Life

Mar. 20, 2019 — We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according to a new study, we know that saving energy also saves lives and even more ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — A scientific study describes for the first time the submarine cartography of a high-latitude system in the IBIS channel, which covers tens of kilometers in the northern western area of the Barents ... read more

Tropical Storms Likely to Become More Deadly as Climate Changes

Mar. 20, 2019 — Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new ... read more

Predicted Deforestation in Brazil Could Lead to Local Temperature Increase Up to 1.45°C

Mar. 20, 2019 — A new model quantifies how forest change affects local surface temperatures by altering sunlight-reflection and evapotranspiration properties, and predicts that Brazilian deforestation could result ... read more

North Africans Were Among the First to Colonize the Canary Islands

Mar. 20, 2019 — People from North Africa are likely the main group that founded the indigenous population on the Canary Islands, arriving by 1000 CE, reports a new ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — A new species of Surazomus, which belongs to the class Arachnida and the order Schizomida, has been discovered in the eastern Amazon, according to a new ... read more

A Mating War in Diving Beetles Has Stopped the Evolution of Species

Mar. 20, 2019 — In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions has been suggested to promote the emergence of new ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — 'Surprisingly, we found that biotic, or living, interactions are crucial in shaping biodiversity patterns even in the extreme ecosystems of the Antarctic Dry ... read more

US Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

Mar. 20, 2019 — Americans are most comfortable when their indoor climate is like the northeast African outdoors -- warm and relatively ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — High performance computing has revealed in detail how liquid droplets combine, in a development with applications such as improving 3D printing technologies or the forecasting of ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally, with persistent thermal stress events degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study has found that corals at or near the equator are affected ... read more

How Fluid Viscosity Affects Earthquake Intensity

Mar. 20, 2019 — Scientists have demonstrated that the viscosity of fluids present in faults has a direct effect on the intensity of ... read more

Better Water Testing, Safer Produce

Mar. 20, 2019 — Irrigation water's E. coli results can differ between labs, test ... read more

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