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Researchers say global resource governance and sharing of geoscience data is needed to address challenges facing future mineral supply. Specifically of concern are a...

Warming temperatures may cause birds to shrink

Biologists have known for a long time that animals living in colder climates tend to have larger bodies, supposedly as an adaptation to reduce...

Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world.

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western U.S., Canada

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western United...

The ‘bread basket’ of the tropics? Study explores tropical grain production

Agricultural economists wanted to learn more about the productivity of grain production in the tropics. They examine input and output factors for several large-scale...

Pope’s encyclical boosted his credibility on climate change, especially among liberals

The Pope's 2015 encyclical on climate change did not directly influence people's beliefs about the seriousness of climate change or its effect on the...

Problems with herbicide-resistant weeds become crystal clear

Herbicide-resistant weeds are threatening food security, but researchers are one step closer to a solution after a new discovery. They have now uncovered how...

Fighting smog supports solar power

Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production.

Health insurance costs threaten farm viability

64 percent of American farmers have preexisting conditions, research has found. A lack of access to affordable health insurance is a major worry and...

Sea turtle crisis: Moisture, not just heat impacts sex of sea turtle hatchlings

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. Researchers found that 97 to 100 percent of hatchlings in southeast Florida have been...

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