A catalyst for more efficient green hydrogen production

Researchers have developed a new water-splitting process and material that maximize the efficiency of producing green hydrogen, making it an affordable and accessible option...

New study overturns popular theory on evolution of termite size

Researchers have completed a comprehensive analysis of the head width of over 1500 modern and fossilized species of termites and determined that their size...

Earth’s interior is cooling faster than expected

Researchers have demonstrated in the lab how well a mineral common at the boundary between the Earth's core and mantle conducts heat. This leads...

Past eight years: Warmest since modern recordkeeping began

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and...

Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress

The history of life on Earth has been marked five times by events of mass biodiversity extinction caused by extreme natural phenomena. Today, many...

Compost is a major source of pathogenic aspergillus spores, study suggests

Compost and compost-enriched soils may contain high concentrations of A. fumigatus spores, a new study has found.

Copper-based chemicals may be contributing to ozone depletion

As Earth's ozone layer recovers from past emissions of now-banned CFCs and halons, other chemicals are emerging as major causes of stratospheric ozone depletion....

Two new species of freshwater goby fish discovered in Palawan, Philippines

Biologists have found two new species of goby fish in Palawan, a Philippine archipelago. The goby fish both belonged to the genus, Rhinogobius.

New research advocates a basic strategy for native fish recovery: Access to water

Rivers need water -- a fact that may seem ridiculously obvious, but in times of increasing water development, drought, and climate change, the quantity...

Lost birds and mammals spell doom for some plants

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers have gauged how biodiversity loss of birds and mammals will impact plants' chances of...

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