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A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings...

Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent...

Sea surface temperature has a big impact on coral outplant survival

A new study has shown that coral outplant survival is likely to drop below 50% if sea surface temperatures exceed 30.5 degrees Celsius and...

New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in northern Europe

An ancient European volcanic region may pose both a greater long-term volcanic risk and seismic risk to northwestern Europe than scientists had realized, geophysicists...

Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength and growth

The discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called 'microfibrils.'

Ways to keep buildings cool with improved super white paints

Materials scientists have demonstrated ways to make super white paint that reflects as much as 98% of incoming heat from the sun. The advance...

Scientists urge caution, further assessment of ecological impacts above deep sea mining

A new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks, not only to the area immediately surrounding mining operations but also to the water...

Global wildlife surveillance could provide early warning for next pandemic

Researchers propose a decentralized, global wildlife biosurveillance system to identify -- before the next pandemic emerges -- animal viruses that have the potential to...

A ‘regime shift’ is happening in the Arctic Ocean

Scientists find the growth of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has increased 57 percent over just two decades, enhancing its ability to soak up...

Why stakeholders in ‘wind energy vs biological conservation’ conflict have low mutual trust

Each year, wind turbines are responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of airborne animals such as bats. To find a constructive way...

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