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Climate change and over-tapped waterways could leave developing parts of Asia without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, new research...

Surface melting causes Antarctic glaciers to slip faster towards the ocean

Study shows for the first time a direct link between surface melting and short bursts of glacier acceleration in Antarctica. During these events, Antarctic...

Untapped resource, or greenhouse gas threat, found below rifting axis off Okinawa coast

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When natural disasters strike, men and women respond differently

Women tend to take cover or prepare to evacuate sooner, but often have trouble convincing the men in their life to do so, suggests...

Hurricane Nicole sheds light on how storms impact deep ocean

2016's Hurricane Nicole had a significant effect on the ocean's carbon cycle and deep sea ecosystems.

US and Canada have lost more than 1 in 4 birds in the past...

Data show that since 1970, the US and Canada have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a massive reduction in abundance involving hundreds of species,...

Division by subtraction: Extinction of large mammal species likely drove survivors apart

A new study suggests that the extinctions of mammoths, dire wolves and other large mammal species in North America drove surviving species to distance...

New study opens the door to flood resistant crops

Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that could soon change -- good news...

Engineers create ways to keep stone waste out of landfills

Using polymers and natural stone slurry waste, researchers are manufacturing environmentally friendly stone composites. These new composites are made of previously discarded materials left...

AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams’ carbon footprint

A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce...

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