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Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains...

Half of the world’s annual precipitation falls in just 12 days

Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data...

Human pharmaceuticals change cricket personality

Crickets that are exposed to human drugs that alter serotonin levels in the brain are less active and less aggressive than crickets that have...

Climate, life and the movement of continents: New connections

A new study has demonstrated a possible link between life on Earth and the movement of continents. The findings show that sediment, which is...

Animal populations are shrinking due to their high-risk food-finding strategies

A study using animal-attached technology to measure food consumption in four very different wild vertebrates has revealed that animals using a high-risk strategy to...

Metallic nanoparticles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

Scientists have produced subnano-sized metallic particles that are very effective as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbons. These catalysts can be as much as...

A bigger nose, a bigger bang: Size matters for ecoholocating toothed whales

A new study sheds light on how toothed whales adapted their sonar abilities to occupy different environments. The study shows that as animals grew...

Climate change/biodiversity loss: Inseparable threats to humanity that must be addressed together

Demand for biofuels to fight climate change clouds the future for biodiversity. The demand could cause a 10- to 30-fold expansion of green energy-related...

First-ever views of elusive energy explosion

Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving 'magnetic reconnection' -- the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a...

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

Scientists presents a highly adaptable solution to creating yeast biohybrids with enhanced metabolism driven by light energy.

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