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Researchers show that magma chambers under supervolcanoes are more like soggy sponges than reservoirs of molten rock. Before a volcano of this kind erupts,...

Sunlight and ‘right’ microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

A new study outlines the mechanisms and points to the importance of both sunlight and the right microbial community as keys to converting permafrost...

Climate change, population growth may lead to open ocean aquaculture

A new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios...

Are we at a tipping point with weed control?

Imagine walking the cereal aisle at your favorite grocery store. Are you reading labels? Scanning prices? Thinking about weeds? If you're like most American...

New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater

A new hybrid nanomaterial harvests solar energy and uses it to extract hydrogen from seawater, cheaply and efficiently. Future commercialization could mean a new...

Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate

Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to dry about 60,000 years ago, according to new paleoclimate research. What the...

Win-win for spotted owls and forest management

Remote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study.

A new way to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight

Researchers combined graphitic carbon nitride and black phosphorous to make a new metal-free composite photocatalyst capable of producing hydrogen from water. The photocatalyst featured...

In warmer climates, Greenlandic deltas have grown

Unlike most other deltas worldwide, Greenland's are growing -- a trend with major consequences for both fishing and tourism.

Fish shrinking as ocean temperatures rise

One of the most economically important fish is shrinking in body weight, length and overall physical size as ocean temperatures rise, according to new...

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