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Certain lake predators are altering their behavior due to climate change, revealing what the future may hold for these fish and their food, scientists...

Predators preserve existing animal species

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Mosses used to evaluate atmospheric conditions in urban areas

Researchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader evaluations of atmospheric...

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Using high-speed photography and digital image correlation techniques, engineers show that friction along a faultline has a complex evolution during an earthquake that is...

Supervolcanoes: A key to America’s electric future?

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The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leaves

Scientists are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states.

Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

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Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwaters

Harmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of...

Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia

There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due...

Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

Scientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of...

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