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Scientists have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimate and adapt to the rapid pace of climate...

Nature imagery calms prisoners

Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. New research shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can...

Fungal infections reduce frogs’ tolerance of heat

Fungal diseases are increasing in animals, which might have serious consequences for wildlife living in a hotter world, said a scientist. A new study...

Panama’s native tree species excel in infertile tropical soils

Scientists confirm that native tree species performed very well in field trials and would be preferable to teak in the poor soils of the...

Coming soon to Montreal: The infrastructure cost of climate change

The climate of Montreal is changing and will continue to do so at a rapidly increasing rate and with much more spatial variability in...

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development...

Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve ‘zero waste’

A new study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season demonstrates that by implementing several recommendations the team developed, such as...

Nature gem within the city: What grows in the biodiversity-rich Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve

Being the oldest of its kind in Malaysia, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is a nature enclave, lying in the center of the busy capital...

What changes when you warm the Antarctic Ocean just 1 degree? Lots

After warming a natural seabed in the Antarctic Ocean by just 1° or 2° Celsius, researchers observed massive impacts on a marine assemblage, as...

New molecules, innovation, value

Scientists are proposing a new model for creating, applying and commercializing chemicals made from corn stalks, wood chips and other sources of biomass.

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