Could climate change make Siberia more habitable?

Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. Scientists used current...

What soot-covered, hundred-year-old birds can tell us about saving the environment

Birds in museum collections from Rust Belt cities around the turn of the century are covered with black soot from air pollution at the...

Carbon dioxide as a raw material

Researchers have found a way to turn climate-damaging CO2 into an alcohol that could serve as a raw material for the chemical industry -...

Protection for the ozone layer: Sugar molecules bind harmful CFCs

Researchers have managed to make a breakthrough when it comes to dealing with the extremely ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon Freon 11. Their findings could make a...

Arctic lakes are releasing relatively young carbon

When Arctic permafrost soil thaws, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, but most of the carbon currently escaping from lakes in northern Alaska...

Trust more important than ecology to gain local support for conservation

Trust, transparency, communication, and fairness in the planning and management of conservation projects may be more important for gaining long-term local support than emphasizing...

Climate change forced zombie ant fungi to adapt

Zombie ants clamp on to aerial vegetation and hang for months spewing the spores of their parasitic fungi, but researchers noticed that they do...

Tiny red animals dart in the dark under the ice of a frozen Quebec...

In a frozen lake in Quebec, tiny red creatures zip about under the ice. Biologists report the discovery of active, unusually red, life in...

New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects -- scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis -- would claim the most lives? A new...

Scientists discover first organism with chlorophyll genes that doesn’t photosynthesize

For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis. The peculiar organism is dubbed...

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