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Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule in the global cycling of nitrogen, and also toxic. Little is known about if and how microbes...

Record-breaking heat in the summer of 2022 caused more than 61,000 deaths in Europe

The summer of 2022 was the hottest summer ever recorded in Europe and was characterized by an intense series of record-breaking heat waves, droughts...

Developer dollars not enough to save species

Financial payments made by land developers to offset their impacts on threatened species may fall short, according to new research.

Roots are capable of measuring heat on their own

Plant roots have their own thermometer to measure the temperature of the soil around them and they adjust their growth accordingly. Through extensive experiments,...

More menu choices: Migrant orangutans learn a lot about food by watching the locals

Migrant male orangutans on Borneo and Sumatra learn about unfamiliar foods in their new home range by 'peering' at experienced locals: intensely observing them...

Microbial predators cause seasonal fluctuations in wastewater treatment

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Conservation in Indonesia is at risk, a team of researchers who study the region...

Indonesia, home to the largest tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia and over 17,500 islands, is a country packed with biodiversity and endangered species. However,...

Human-made materials in nests can bring both risks and benefit for birds

We all discard a huge amount of plastic and other human-made materials into the environment, and these are often picked up by birds. New...

Ticks may be able to spread chronic wasting disease between Wisconsin deer

A new study finds that ticks can harbor transmissible amounts of the protein particle that causes Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), implicating the parasites as...

Art that integrates data visualizations can help bridge the US political divide over climate...

A new study shows that intentionally integrating art with data visualizations can help non-expert audiences more meaningfully engage with climate change while also bridging...

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