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August 13, 2020

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Pollution Linked to Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing health problem, but new research suggests it is not only caused by the overuse of antibiotics. It's also caused by ...

Warming Greenland Ice Sheet Passes Point of No Return

Nearly 40 years of satellite data from Greenland shows that glaciers on the island have shrunk so much that even if global warming were to stop today, the ice sheet would continue ...

Sea-Level Rise Could Make Rivers More Likely to Jump Course

River avulsions -- catastrophic floods triggered when a river charts a new path to the sea -- could occur more frequently on rivers as sea levels ...

Upcycling Plastic Waste Toward Sustainable Energy Storage

Engineering professors and their students have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials from sustainable sources, such as glass bottles, beach sand, Silly Putty, and ...
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Contaminants from Mount Polley Tailings Spill Continue to Affect Quesnel Lake

Natural mixing of lake waters may re-suspend contaminants deposited in a catastrophic mine spill six years ago, according to a new ...

A Quick, Cost-Effective Method to Track the Spread of COVID-19 Through Untreated Wastewater

Researchers have demonstrated that, from seven methods commonly used to test for viruses in untreated wastewater, an adsorption-extraction technique can most efficiently detect ...

Climate Change Projected to Increase Seasonal East African Rainfall

According to new research, seasonal rainfall is expected to rise significantly in East Africa over the next few decades in response to increased greenhouse gases. The study used high-resolution ...

How Fish Stocks Will Change in Warming Seas

New research out today highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK ...

Predicting Drought in the American West Just Got More Difficult

A new study of more than 1,000 years of North American droughts and global conditions found that forecasting a lack of precipitation is rarely ...

Subpolar Marginal Seas Play a Key Role in Making the Subarctic Pacific Nutrient-Rich

A group of researchers has discovered why the western subarctic Pacific Ocean, which accounts for only 6 percent of the world's oceans, produces an estimated 26 percent of the world's ...

New Zealand's Southern Alps Glacier Melt Has Doubled

Glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand have lost more ice mass since pre-industrial times than remains today, according to a new study. The study mapped Southern Alps ice loss from the end of ...

Mix of Contaminants in Fukushima Wastewater, Risks of Ocean Dumping

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the ...

What's in Oilfield Wastewater Matters for Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Specifically, he pointed out that oilfield brine has much different properties, like density and viscosity, than pure water, and these differences affect the processes that cause fluid pressure to ...

A Closer Look at Water-Splitting's Solar Fuel Potential

Scientists have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy technologies such as solar ...

Impact of Climate Change on Tropical Fisheries Would Create Ripples Across the World

Seafood is the most highly traded food commodity globally, with tropical zone marine fisheries contributing more than 50% of the global fish catch, an average of $USD 96 billion annually. Available ...

Herbicide Harming Marsupial Health and Development, Research Finds

Researchers exposed the adult female tammar wallabies to atrazine contaminated water throughout pregnancy, birth and lactation to help establish the extent of harm being caused by the chemical. They ...

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Chemists report a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low ...

New Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Turns Waste Into Valuable Critical Minerals

A new way to treat acid mine drainage (AMD) could help transform the environmental pollution problem into an important domestic source of the critical rare earth elements needed to produce technology ...

Blanket of Rock Debris Offers Glaciers More Protection from Climate Change Than Previously Known

A new study which provides a global estimate of rock cover on the Earth's glaciers has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier ...

Scientists Find How Clock Gene Wakes Up Green Algae

Researchers have found the mechanism of the night-to-day transition of the circadian rhythm in green algae. The findings could be applied to green algae to produce larger amounts of lipids, which are ...

Ancient Mountains Recorded in Antarctic Sandstones Reveal Potential Links to Global Events

A new analysis of sandstones from Antarctica indicates there may be important links between the generation of mountain belts and major transitions in Earth's atmosphere and oceans. A team of ...

Small Trees Offer Hope for Rainforests

Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis of more drought-resistant rainforests, new research ...

In a Warming World, New England's Trees Are Storing More Carbon

The study reveals that the rate at which carbon is captured from the atmosphere at Harvard Forest nearly doubled between 1992 and ...

Surface Clean-Up Technology Won't Solve Ocean Plastic Problem

Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won't solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study ...

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