Microbial manufacturing: Genetic engineering breakthrough for urban farming

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Changes in Greenland’s peripheral glaciers linked to the North Atlantic Oscillation

1. Bolch, T. et al. Mass loss of Greenland’s glaciers and ice caps 2003–2008 revealed from ICESat laser altimetry data. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, 875–881...

A plant-fungi partnership at the origin of terrestrial vegetation

450 million years ago, the first plants left aquatic life. Researchers have now succeeded in demonstrating that this colonization of land by plants was...

A projected decrease in lightning under climate change

1. Schumann, U. & Huntrieser, H. The global lightning-induced nitrogen oxides source. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 3823–3907 (2007). 2. Murray, L. T. Lightning NOx and impacts on...

Meteorite study suggests Earth may have been wet since it formed

A new study finds that Earth's water may have come from materials that were present in the inner solar system at the time the...

Photovoltaic win–win

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Study reshapes understanding of climate change’s impact on early societies

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Thawing permafrost releases old greenhouse gas

The thawing permafrost soils in the Arctic regions might contribute to the greenhouse effect in two respects: on the one hand rising temperatures lead...

New satellite-based global drought severity index unveiled by researchers

Just in time for the holidays, researchers are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide.

Rain, more than wind, led to massive toppling of trees in Hurricane Maria, says...

A new study says that hurricanes Irma and Maria combined in 2017 to knock down a quarter of the biomass contained in Puerto Rico's...

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