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A new study reveals some stunning estimates about how much the world's spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and...

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Researchers track movements of largest feline in Americas across all major Brazilian biomes, using GPS tracking to survey the jaguar´s home range and movement...

Microbes Measure Ecological Restoration Success

The success of ecological restoration projects around the world could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes, say scientists.

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

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Fashion industry gains new tools to reduce its environmental load

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Greenhouse gases: First it was cows, now it’s larvae

A certain species of larva uses methane to propel itself, and it is even possible that this mechanism is accelerating the release of gases...

Louisiana wetlands struggling with sea-level rise 4 times the global average

Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana's wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be...

Hydrogen on demand

Using solar energy, researchers have developed a new method for safely and efficiently producing hydrogen in a centralized manner, miles away from the solar...

Geologists develop app to print 3-D terrain models of any place on Earth

A new web application that makes it quick and easy for people to use 3-D printers to make terrain models of any place on...

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

With tornado season fast approaching or already underway in vulnerable states throughout the US, new supercomputer simulations are giving meteorologists unprecedented insight into the...

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