Reducing water consumption in mining

Plenty of water is needed for beneficiation of mineral ores. Taking the raw material fluorite as their example, researchers have now shown how water...

Texas will face driest conditions of the last 1,000 years

Texas' future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century --...

Species identification in the water bottle

Environmental DNA analysis makes it possible to detect water organisms without having to capture them first. For the first time, researchers systematically investigated the...

Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population

The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by...

Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according...

Chronic exposure to air pollution may increase risks for ICU admission or death among...

A new study suggests that persistent exposure to air pollutants in residential communities can impact health outcomes for COVID-19 patients.

A roadmap to make the land sector carbon neutral by 2040

Land is critical to human livelihoods and wellbeing, while actions related to land use also play an important role in the climate system. Researchers...

Fractured bedrock in forests is overlooked source of natural CO2

According to a new study, CO2 is being produced deep underground in bedrock fractures. This source could account for up to 29% of the...

Is there a link between climate change and plant nutrition?

A new study underscores that we still have much to learn regarding how plants will function -- and how nutritious they will be --...

How to weigh a dinosaur

A new study looks at dinosaur body mass estimation techniques revealing different approaches still yield strikingly similar results.

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