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A new study puts a price on ecosystems by recognizing the value of a 'natural capital' asset -- in this case, fish in the...

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have...

Finding new homes won’t help emperor penguins cope with climate change

Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor...

Electric car subsidies may do more harm than good

Subsidizing electric vehicles in the North American context will not reduce GHG emissions in the short-term, and may even increase them -- at a...

Seismic CT scan points to rapid uplift of Southern Tibet

Geophysicists have conducted a three-year seismic CT scan of the upper mantle beneath the Tibetan Plateau and concluded that the southern half of the...

Climate change misconceptions common among teachers, study finds

Mny secondary school science teachers possess climate change misconceptions similar to average Americans, new research confirms.

Waste not, want not: Byproduct of ethanol industry makes suitable cattle feed supplement

Nutritious feed for cattle is complex. As the summer season progresses, grass can become harder to digest. However, researchers found by supplementing with dried...

New-generation material removes iodine from water

New material scrubs iodine from water for the first time and could hold the key to cleaning nuclear accidents.

Geology, biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates

Independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today's continents, scientists have found.

High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery

With high-pressure experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities, a research team has solved a long standing riddle in the...

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