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Researchers inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase...

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Pathway for generating up to 10 terawatts of power from sunlight by 2030

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Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air

A chemistry professor has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air...

Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake

Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led...

Century-old mystery of Blood Falls solved

A century-old mystery involving a famous red waterfall in Antarctica has now been solved by researchers. New evidence links Blood Falls to a large...

Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle

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New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor

Scientists have created the most comprehensive and high-resolution atlas of the seafloor of both Polar Regions.

Warm winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behavior of Antarctic ice shelves.

Toronto’s subways expose passengers to more air pollution than Montreal, Vancouver systems

Subways increase our personal exposure to certain pollutants, even as they decrease overall emissions, research finds. Another finding from this study is that Toronto...

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