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A new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions has now been developed by researchers. The system...

Engines fire without smoke

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Urban emissions could be cut by seventy per cent

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Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warming

Scientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast US Shelf have found that commercially important species...

Where rivers meet the sea: Harnessing energy generated when freshwater meets saltwater

A new hybrid technology has been created that produces unprecedented amounts of electrical power where seawater and freshwater combine at the coast.

Losing sleep over climate change

A new study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century's end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and...

Congo’s miners often resort to hunting wildlife for food, study finds

Mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and...

‘Tiny clocks’ crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

Scientists are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To understand...

Diesel pollution linked to heart damage

Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017.

Government transparency limited when it comes to America’s conserved private lands

A new study examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws...

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