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September 28, 2020

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New Global Study Shows 'Best of the Last' Tropical Forests Urgently Need Protection

The world's 'best of the last' tropical forests are at significant risk of being lost, according to a new article. Of these pristine forests that ...

Human Portraits Reveals Shift in Culture, Cognition

Human cognition and cultural norms have changed the composition of human portraits, according to a new analysis of European paintings from the 15th to the 20th ...

Countries Must Work Together on CO2 Removal to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change

The Paris Agreement lays out national quotas on CO2 emissions but not removal, and that must be urgently addressed, say the authors of a new ...

Urban Land Could Grow Fruit and Vegetables for 15 Per Cent of the Population

Growing fruit and vegetables in just 10 per cent of a city's gardens and other urban green spaces could provide 15 per cent of the local population ...
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Solar Storm Forecasts for Earth Improved With Help from the Public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit ...

Misconceptions About Weather and Seasonality Impact COVID-19 Response

Misconceptions about the way climate and weather impact exposure and transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, create false confidence and have adversely shaped risk perceptions, ...

Researchers Foresee Linguistic Issues During Space Travel

Interstellar space travelers arriving on another planet could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals, their spoken language having changed in isolation along the ...

How Green Space Can Reduce Violent Crime

Researchers identified patterns that can inform public policy, guide urban design and promote neighborhoods that are safe and low in ...

'Low' Socioeconomic Status Is the Biggest Barrier to STEM Participation

A new study has found that socioeconomic status (SES) has the strongest impact on whether secondary school students study the STEM ...

Women Still Face Barriers to Breastfeed at Work

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new ...

Waiting Area Entertainment and Co-Opetition Between Brick-and-Mortar Stores Boosts Profit

With the popularity of online shopping, it's no secret brick-and-mortar stores are fighting to stay relevant. Waiting area entertainment is one way they are standing out, because no one likes to ...

Irregularly Shaped Parks Reduce Mortality Risk

Some community parks are square, a reflection of the city block where they're located -- but irregularly shaped parks reduce the mortality risk of residents who live near them, concluded a new ...

Space-Based Radar Suggests North Korean Nuke Equivalent to '17 Hiroshimas'

A team of scientists have used satellite data to augment measurements of North Korean nuclear tests on the ground. The researchers find that the most recent test shifted the ground by a few meters, ...

Exposing Blind Spots in the Carbon Budget Space

The impact of 1°C of global heating is already having devastating impacts on communities and ecosystems across the globe. Researchers have identified biases towards some selected carbon budgets in ...

Urban Agriculture Can Push the Sustainability

A group of researchers assessed how urban agriculture can help Phoenix meet its sustainability ...

Call for Green Burial Corridors Alongside Roads, Railways and Country Footpaths

A leading public health expert is calling for a strategic initiative to develop green burial corridors alongside major transport routes because British graveyards and cemeteries are rapidly running ...

Professor Rethinks Living Spaces for Refugee Camps

New technologies have made the world smaller. A professor of interior architecture asks how architects respond to shifting perspectives of space for displaced ...

Human Influence on Global Droughts Goes Back 100 Years, NASA Study Finds

Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, according to a new ...

College Campuses Are Thinking About Lactation Spaces -- But Could Be Doing More

Breastfeeding mothers in higher-education environments can typically find a place to pump, but only recently have institutions begun to prioritize access to this ...

Being Surrounded by Green Space in Childhood May Improve Mental Health of Adults

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study emphasizing the need for designing ...

High CO2 Levels Can Destabilize Marine Layer Clouds

Computer modeling shows that marine stratus clouds could disappear if atmospheric CO2 levels climb high enough, raising global ...

Environmental Protection in Outer Space?

Should regulations for environmental protection be valid beyond our solar system? Currently, extra-terrestrial forms of life are only deemed worth protecting if they can be scientifically ...

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Recovering After Endangered Species Act Protection

More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a new ...

Satellite Images Reveal Global Poverty

How far have we come in achieving the UN's sustainable development goals that we are committed to nationally and internationally? Yes, it can be difficult to make a global assessment of poverty ...

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