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May 19, 2019

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In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a ... read more

Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Agricultural Environments

Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that the proximity of ... read more
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an ... read more
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition ... read more
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Shedding Light on the Key Determinants of Global Land Use Projections

Land use is at the core of various sustainable development goals. An international research group has endeavored to disentangle the key determinants of global land use ... read more

Unprecedented Weakening of Asian Summer Monsoon

Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been decreasing over the past 80 years, a decline unprecedented in the last 448 years, according to a new ... read more

A team of scientists has created a bowl-shaped electrode with 'hot edges' which can efficiently convert carbon dioxide from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the ... read more

If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers. Biochemists have now discovered the reason why. If the temperature rises, a so-called small RNA blocks the ... read more

Impact of CO2 Leakage Through North Sea Wells

Realistic estimates show that global warming can only be kept below 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius if carbon dioxide is actively removed from the atmosphere. Storage beneath the seafloor is an option that ... read more

Green Energy Nudges Come With a Hidden Cost

Many US households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. Such policies aim to 'nudge' people toward making better choices, ... read more

Weighing Up Trade-Offs Between Food Security and Climate Mitigation

Researchers are clarifying the impacts of stringent climate mitigation policies on food security. The team identified smart and inclusive climate policy designs where the risk of food-security for ... read more

Trade Could Be Key to Balancing Conservation of Freshwater Sources and Food Security

A new study has evaluated whether water for the environment could be prioritized under growing competition from other sectors. The results indicate that this could be achieved by shifting crop ... read more

Animal remains found at archaeological sites tell the millennia-long story of how humans have hunted, domesticated and transported wildlife, altered landscapes and responded to environmental changes ... read more

New Research Accurately Predicts Australian Wheat Yield Months Before Harvest

Topping the list of Australia's major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country's cropland and is a key export commodity. With so much riding on wheat, accurate yield forecasting ... read more

Understanding Relationship Break-Ups to Protect the Reef

Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, researchers believe. By using genomic data to look for genes that enhance ... read more

Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the United Kingdom, according to new ... read more

How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests

Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. Researchers found that the transition from forests to marshes along the North Carolina coast due to climate change could ... read more

Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China -- the northernmost tree species on Earth -- are growing faster as a result of climate change. A new study of growth rings from Dahurian ... read more

Do Most Americans Believe in Human-Caused Climate Change?

A survey of more than 7,000 U.S. adults finds that three format changes produce significant changes in estimates of acceptance of human-caused climate ... read more

A stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one least 2,624 years old, are the oldest known living trees in eastern North America and the oldest wetland tree species in the world. They ... read more

Members of the same bird species can have dramatically different responses to deforestation depending on where they live, finds a new ... read more

Abrupt Climate Change Drove Early South American Population Decline

Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new ... read more

New Research Shows Community Forest Management Reduces Both Deforestation and Poverty

Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown. In the largest study of its kind, ... read more

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is step closer, thanks to new ... read more

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