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It took the climate 20,000 to 50,000 years to stabilize after the rise in global temperatures of five to eight degrees Celsius 56 million...

‘Ray guns’ let scientists use light instead of DNA to tell plant populations apart

Using a handheld device that looks a little like a ray gun, scientists recorded how plant leaves on different Alaskan mountains reflect light. And,...

Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

A new study reconstructs the path of frozen trees as they made their way across the Arctic Ocean over 500 years, giving scientists a...

Agricultural runoff contributes to global warming – New study helps us figure out how...

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas, with 300 times the warming ability of carbon dioxide. Due to fertilizer runoff from farm fields,...

Climate change affects animal behavior

According to a study pertaining to more than a hundred animal species, environmental change brought about by humans has the greatest impact on the...

New technique paves the way for perfect perovskites

Scientists have developed a new technique that allows researchers to synthesize a perovskite solar material, characterize its crystal structure, and test its response to...

Life’s a beach: Finding trends in marine debris across Australia

Ten years of citizen science data has informed a new study which found plastic dominates the rubbish found on Australian beaches.

How a bacterium may help solve the plastic pollution crisis

Researchers have found that the bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis can fermentatively convert environmentally problematic poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) plastics into highly biodegradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) plastics. Their...

Pakistan’s amphibians need more research efforts and better protection

In Pakistan, amphibians have long been neglected in wildlife conservation, management decisions and research agendas. To counter this, scientists have now published the first...

Putting honeybee hives on solar parks could boost the value of UK agriculture

The value of UK agriculture could be boosted by millions of pounds a year if thousands of honeybee hives were deployed on solar parks...

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