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Scientists have been pondering if the microbiome of plants is due to nature or nurture. Research showed that oak acorns contain a large diversity...

Climate-related species extinction possibly mitigated by newly discovered effect

Changes in climate that occur over short periods of time influence biodiversity. For a realistic assessment of these effects, it is necessary to also...

Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated

A recent study finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated...

Could lab-grown plant tissue ease the environmental toll of logging and agriculture?

MIT researchers have proposed a method for growing plant-based materials, like wood and fiber, in a lab. The technology is still in early development...

As oceans warm, large fish struggle

Warming ocean waters could reduce the ability of fish, especially large ones, to extract the oxygen they need from their environment. Animals require oxygen...

New eco-friendly way to make ammonia could be boon for agriculture, hydrogen economy

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to...

Common pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night’s sleep

Just like us, many insects need a decent night's sleep to function properly, but this might not be possible if they have been exposed...

Global maps of twenty-first century forest carbon fluxes

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 21 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-00976-6Forest management for climate mitigation plans requires accurate data on carbon fluxes to monitor policy impacts....

Author Correction: Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 21 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-00991-1Author Correction: Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink

Late rainy season reliably predicts drought in regions prone to food insecurity

The onset date of the yearly rainy season reliably predicts if seasonal drought will occur in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa that are particularly vulnerable...

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