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Algal blooms deplete oxygen in lakes, produce toxins, and end up killing aquatic life in the lake. Researchers are tracing the role of bird...

Monarch butterflies: Looking beyond the breeding grounds

Monarch butterfly populations are shrinking. New research makes a strong case that the reasons for this decline go far beyond what's happening on the...

Earth’s atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climates

A Greenland ice core providing a first glimpse at the history of reactive oxidants shows that for big temperature swings in the past 100,000...

Fate of marine carbon in last steps toward sequestration

New research explains how an ancient group of cells in the dark ocean wrings the last bit of energy from carbon molecules resistant to...

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth through molecular function

Debate exists over how life began on Earth, but a new study provides evidence for a 'metabolism-first' model. Scientists have traced the origins and...

Climate change refuge for corals discovered (and how we can protect it right now)

Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change.

Tea-time means leopard-time in India

A new study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts...

‘Trojan fish’: Invasive rabbitfish spread invasive species

For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists has now found evidence...

Bumblebee populations higher in Detroit than in some less-urbanized areas; vacant lots could be...

A new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding,...

Space weather events linked to human activity

Human activities, like nuclear tests and radio transmissions, have been changing near-Earth space and weather, and have created artificial radiation belts, damaged satellites and...

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