‘A litmus paper for CO2:’ Scientists develop paper-based sensors for carbon dioxide

A new sensor for detecting carbon dioxide can be manufactured on a simple piece of paper, according to physicists.

New model shows how diamond-carrying rocks formed in Northern Alberta

Geologists are proposing a new model for explaining the eruption of diamond-bearing kimberlites in Northern Alberta.

Blood markers predict Humboldt penguin nest type, reproductive success

Researchers looked at metabolic markers in the blood of 30 Humboldt penguins nesting in the Punta San Juan Marine Protected Area in Peru. The...

Climate change could dramatically reduce future US snowstorms

A new study suggests American winters late this century could experience significant decreases in the frequency, intensity and size of snowstorms. Under an unabated...

More efficient biosolar cells modelled on nature

Potential sources of renewable energy include protein complexes that are responsible for photosynthesis. However, their efficiency in technical applications still leaves much to be...

Latest climate models show more intense droughts to come

An analysis of new climate model projections shows southwestern Australia and parts of southern Australia will see longer and more intense droughts due to...

Good night? Satellite data uncovers dolphins on the move at nighttime

More than 1,000 bottlenose dolphins live in Florida's Indian River Lagoon year-round. Although extensively studied, what they do at nighttime is still a mystery....

Tiger snakes tell more about local wetlands’ pollution levels

Tiger snakes living in Perth's urban wetlands are accumulating toxic heavy metals in their livers, suggesting that their habitats -- critical, local ecosystems --...

Ten years of ecosystem services matrix: Review of a (r)evolution

One of the methods to assess Ecosystem Services (ES) - the benefits people obtain from ecosystems: the ES Matrix approach, has been increasingly used...

Today’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

A common message in use to convey the seriousness of climate change to the public is: 'Carbon dioxide levels are higher today than they...

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