Lichen that changes its reproductive strategy according to the climate

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California: Global warming, El Niño could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months

New research indicates that what future precipitation California gets will be pretty much limited to the winter months -- think deluge-type rainfall rather than...

EU on track to implement Paris commitments, Member States preparing 2030 energy and climate...

The European Union reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% between 1990 and 2017, while the economy grew by 58% over the same period....

Earth could have supported continental crust, life earlier than thought

The early Earth might have been habitable much earlier than thought, according to new research.

Eco-friendly nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. These...

Even short international travel can spread colistin-resistant bacteria

The use of the antibiotic colistin, a last-resort treatment option in the infection by multidrug-resistant bacteria, is increasingly impeded by colistin-resistant bacteria. Researchers used...

New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the ocean

The living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean's oxygen content has been depleted during the...

A specialist in Greek drama is killing the climate rule.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, pictured here, is relying largely on Justin Schwab, a political appointee, to undo the Clean Power Plan. Mitchell Resnick/White House/Flickr The...

Underwater acoustic localization of marine mammals and vehicles

Researchers have developed an underwater acoustic system for the localization of marine mammals, underwater vehicles and other sound sources in the ocean, using no...

Farming becoming riskier under climate change

Climate change is predicted to impact agriculture, but a new study puts these changes in terms that are directly applicable to farmers. For Illinois,...

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