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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

Mar. 19, 2019 — In favorable conditions, many bacteria propel themselves to food sources and other sites of interest using whip-like molecular propellers known as flagella. However, according to new research, ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A new paper offers a detailed examination of the challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a compact fusion facility with high-temperature superconducting ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have identified an inexpensive way to boost the efficiency of a process used to create hydrogen, a clean, renewable ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The ecological bio-production of xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from material produced by the paper industry has been achieved. This discovery could contribute to the development of a greener and ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will ... read more

A New First: Scientists Mimic Nature's Self-Affinity Using Computer Simulations

Mar. 19, 2019 — For the first time, researchers have simulated the process of surface roughness creation. This is a step forward in understanding the emergence of fractal characteristic of rough surfaces on many ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — A new study has showed that until now, scientists have been substantially underestimating how quickly gases are exchanged between mountain streams and the atmosphere. Based on research in the Swiss ... read more

Uncertain Projections Help to Reveal the Truth About Future Climate Change

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists explain how differing climate model projections can be used collectively to reduce uncertainties in future climate ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Inuit communities' travel skills and regional knowledge have helped mitigate the effects of Arctic climate change on travel conditions, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Environmental damage costs society enormous amounts of money -- and often leaves future generations to foot the bill. Now, a new ISO standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of ... read more

Climate Change Negatively Affects Waterbirds in the American West

Mar. 18, 2019 — New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West - affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and ... read more

Green Tech Startups See Boost in Patents and Investment When Partnering With Government

Mar. 18, 2019 — Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform discussions on Green New Deal or any 'forward-looking ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO. Their results change our view of the earth's nitrogen cycle and how ... read more

Mar. 15, 2019 — Scientists have completed one of the largest and longest examinations to trace unprocessed nitrate movement in forests. The team found that some nitrate occasionally moves too fast for biological ... read more

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