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December 3, 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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No Poaching Occurring Within Most Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas

Fish are thriving and poachers are staying out of marine protected areas around California's Channel Islands, a new population analysis ...

Once in a Lifetime Floods to Become Regular Occurrences by End of Century

Superstorm Sandy brought flood-levels to the New York region that had not been seen in generations. Now, due to the impact of climate change, researchers have found that 100-year and 500-year flood ...

Ozone Breaks Down THC Deposited on Surfaces from Thirdhand Cannabis Smoke

Researchers have discovered that ozone -- a component of outdoor and indoor air -- can react with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis, on glass or cotton surfaces to ...

Researchers Develop Plant Nanobionic Sensor to Monitor Arsenic Levels in Soil

Researchers have developed -- for the first time -- a novel type of plant nanobionic optical sensor that can, in real-time, detect and monitor arsenic levels in the belowground environment, with ...

Scientists predict Greenland ice sheet will pass a threshold beyond which it will never fully regrow and sea levels will be permanently higher in as little as 600 years under current climate change ...

Geoscientists Use Zircon to Trace Origin of Earth's Continents

Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses ...

What Will the Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

In roughly 200 million years, the continents will once again unite into a supercontinent. A new study explores how the next Pangea could affect the global ...

Bleach-Alternative COVID-19 Surface Disinfectants May Pollute Indoor Air, Study Finds

Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to new ...

Seismic Activity of New Zealand's Alpine Fault More Complex Than Suspected

New evidence of a 19th century earthquake on New Zealand's Alpine fault suggests that in at least one portion of the fault, smaller earthquakes may occur in between such large rupture ...

Cost of Planting, Protecting Trees to Fight Climate Change Could Jump

Planting trees and preventing deforestation are considered key climate change mitigation strategies, but a new analysis finds the cost of preserving and planting trees to hit certain global emissions ...

Tweaking Carotenoid Genes Helps Tomatoes Bring Their A-Game

Researchers led by the University of Tsukuba demonstrated that Target-AID gene editing technology can be used to simultaneously introduce single-base changes into multiple genes in tomatoes. Using ...

Ultrasensitive Transistor for Herbicide Detection in Water

Researchers have fabricated a tiny electronic sensor that can detect very low levels of a commonly used weed killer in drinking ...

Octogenarian Snapper Found Off Australia Becomes Oldest Tropical Reef Fish by Two Decades

An 81-year-old midnight snapper caught off the coast of Western Australia has taken the title of the oldest tropical reef fish recorded anywhere in the world. The octogenarian fish was found at the ...

Environmental Exposures Affect Therapeutic Drugs

Humans are exposed to various environmental or dietary molecules that can attenuate or even increase the effect of therapeutic drugs. Studies on the industrial chemical bisphenol A and the ...

Climate Change Warms Groundwater in Bavaria

Groundwater reservoirs in Bavaria have warmed considerably over the past few decades. A new study compares temperatures at 35 measuring stations, taken at different depths, with data from the 1990s. ...

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 ...

Scientists Uncover the Mysterious Origin of Canal Grass in Panama

How did canal grass arrive in Panama? Scientists compared the DNA of sugar cane relatives from around the world to find ...

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 ...

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