Natural ecosystems protect against climate change

The identification of natural carbon sinks and understanding how they work is critical if humans are to mitigate global climate change. Tropical coastal wetlands...

Strategies in US climate litigation

Researchers have analyzed all US climate change lawsuits over a 26-year period.

New technique for engineering living materials and patterns

A new method for engineering living materials called 'MeniFluidics' could see a transformation in tissue engineering and bio-art, as well as new ways to...

Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins

Different airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne...

Defrosting surfaces in seconds

Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than...

No new males: Climate change threat to Cape Verde turtles

Rising temperatures could mean no male loggerhead turtles hatch at a key breeding ground by the end of this century, new research suggests.

Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death

A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that...

Nitrogen-fixing trees help tropical forests grow faster and store more carbon

New research shows that the ability of tropical forests to lock up carbon depends critically upon a group of trees that possess a unique...

Effects of climate change on communally managed water systems softened by shared effort

Shared fates and experiences in a community can help it withstand changes to water availability due to climate change, a recent study has found....

The life aquatic made clear with freshwater lens

A doctoral student has found a way to view the life of plants and animals in murky waters - by using a lens of...

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