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The current U.S. trajectory to decouple from China on clean energy technologies can harm national and global efforts to mitigate climate change, reveals a...

Every spot of green space counts

An international study of parks and gardens finds even the humble roadside verge plays an important role in the environment and for our health.

Chemicals in Fairbanks winter air

A chemical compound discovered in 2019 in Fairbanks' wintertime air accounts for a significant portion of the community's fine particulate pollution, according to new research that...

Ancient genomes reveal hidden history of human adaptation

The use of ancient DNA, including samples of human remains around 45,000 years old, has shed light on a previously unknown aspect of human...

Desertification and monsoon climate change linked to shifts in ice volume and sea level

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Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40%

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Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures

New research shows that hurricane maximum wind speeds in the subtropical Atlantic around Bermuda have more than doubled on average over the last 60...

Observations confirm that aerosols formed from plant emitted compounds can make clouds brighter

An observational study confirms a prevailing theory that volatile organic compounds emitted by vegetation form atmospheric aerosols which make clouds more reflective.

Keto vs vegan: Study of popular diets finds over fourfold difference in carbon footprints

New research has estimated the carbon footprints and diet quality of six popular diets. The vegan and vegetarian diets were found to be produce...

Coral-friendly sunscreen provides better UV protection than existing options

Researchers have developed a prototype for coral-reef-friendly sunscreens by using polymerization to create large molecules that still block UV radiation but are too big...

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