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Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians -- driven by pipeline and access road construction -- is the major threat posed...

Degradable electronic components created from corn starch

As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental...

Elevated levels of mercury in women of child bearing age in Pacific Island countries,...

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Making oil from algae: Towards more efficient biofuels

The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of...

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Not even the most intrepid researcher wants to spend winter in Antarctica, so how can you learn what penguins are doing during those cold,...

The tale teeth tell about the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo

Analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo reveals that shortage of normal prey did not drive...

Membranes to remove viruses from drinking water

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Grasslands’ carbon storage value now quantified

Grasslands that feature diverse plant species have more carbon storage capacity than less-diverse grasslands, largely because the former produce more biomass, the researchers say....

Can barnacle geese predict the climate?

The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They...

How campuses can measure their nitrogen footprints

A new groundbreaking initiative helps researchers to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint left behind by campus activities like food waste and energy consumption....

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