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Researchers have created a new model to evaluate the long-term economic benefits of top predator recovery, using sea otter recovery along the west coast...

270 million visits made to English coastlines each year

Research has revealed for the first time that around 271 million recreational visits are made to marine and coastal environments in England. The research...

New way to protect against high-dose radiation damage discovered

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How climate change will affect hydropower production in Canada

Changing climate and weather patterns are going to have dramatic impacts on Canada's production potential of hydroelectricity, according to new research. Hydropower giant Quebec...

In a warming climate, can birds take the heat?

We don't know precisely how hot things will get as climate change marches on, but animals in the tropics may not fare as well...

Autonomous weed control via smart robots

Soybean fields are becoming increasingly infested with a glyphosate-resistant weed called 'palmer amaranth.' One pesticide currently used for controlling it is 'Dicamba,' but it...

A year before Harvey, Houston-area flood control chief saw no “looming issues.”

As the Houston region begins its recovery from the worst rainfall to ever befall a major metropolitan area in modern U.S. history, many flooded-out...

A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

A trickle of water flowing through a stream could mean life or death for endangered coho salmon in coastal California.

Modern microbes provide window into ancient ocean

Roughly two billion years ago, microorganisms called cyanobacteria fundamentally transformed the globe. Researchers are now stepping back to that pivotal moment in Earth's history.

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