Warming unlikely to have major impact on animal agriculture in Northeast

Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who...

Livestock grazing harming giant panda habitat

One third of the giant panda habitat in China's Wanglang National Nature Reserve has been degraded and lost to livestock grazing, a new study...

Computational study sheds doubt on latest theory of birds’ mysterious magnetic compass

The European robin and other birds know where to migrate by sensing the direction of the Earth's magnetic field. Researchers have recently attributed this...

New light shed on Earth’s history

New research suggests that hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are being generated in the earth's mantle hundreds of kilometers below the earth's surface.

What is on the menu for dragonflies

Researchers have discovered which species adult dragonflies and damselflies prey upon, as modern laboratory techniques have enabled the study of the insects' diet. In...

New efficient catalyst for key step in artificial photosynthesis

Chemists have designed a new 'single-site' catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in artificial photosynthesis. It's the first to match...

Large volcanic eruptions in Tropics can trigger El Niño events

Explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to El Niño events, those notorious warming periods in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic global impacts...

New method to quantify life cycle land use of natural gas

A case study of the Barnett Shale region in Texas, where hydraulic fracturing was first implemented, for the first time provides quantifiable information on...

House sparrow decline linked to air pollution and poor diet

House sparrows are well-adapted to living in urban areas, so it is surprising their numbers have fallen significantly over the past decades. An investigation...

New report gives the lay of the land on grazing livestock’s climate impact

An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the...

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