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Tornadoes and mobile homes don't mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage...

Decades of data on world’s oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline

The amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water -- an important measure of ocean health -- has been declining for more than 20...

New self-sustained multi-sensor platform for environmental monitoring

A research team has engineered a self-sustaining sensor platform to continuously monitor the surrounding environment without having an external power source.

Research shows link between home styles, high water use

Affluent neighborhoods with lawns -- and occasionally swimming pools -- use up to 10 times more water than neighborhoods with higher density housing with...

Mapping deep reefs produces valuable data for researchers, conservationists

Scientists have used underwater vehicles to map deep sea reefs near the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Researchers believe data culled from...

Greater efforts are needed to promote biopesticides

There are a number of environmental and economic reasons to promote the development and use of biological compounds as pesticides. A new analysis finds...

First EPA-approved outdoor field trial for genetically engineered algae

Scientists have successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the US Environmental Protection Agency for genetically engineered algae. The researchers tested a...

Resistance to herbivory varies among tamarix populations

Growing evidence suggests that the hybridization of Tamarix may provide variation in traits that could promote local adaptation.

‘Last African dinosaur’ discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern...

Earth sank twice, flooding the Eastern Amazon

A tiny shark tooth, part of a mantis shrimp and other microscopic marine organisms reveal that as the Andes mountains rose, the Eastern Amazon...

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