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October 29, 2020

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The first analysis of a sedimentary drill core representing 1 million years of environmental history in the East African ...
A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped solve a long-standing ...
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw ...
Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the ...
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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Winding Down in Florida, Some Numbers Are Up and It's Unexpected

Florida's sea turtle nesting surveying comes to a close on Halloween and like everything else in 2020, the season was a bit weird. The number of green sea turtle nests on central and southern ...

Estrogenic and Anti-Estrogenic Effects of PFASs Could Depend on the Presence of Estrogen

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have received intense scrutiny in recent years because of their persistence in the environment and potential endocrine-disrupting effects. However, their estrogenic ...

Mountain Gorillas Are Good Neighbors Up to a Point

Mountain gorilla groups are friendly to familiar neighbors - provided they stay out of 'core' parts of their territory - new research ...

Coral Researchers Find Link Between Bacterial Genus and Disease Susceptibility

Corals that appear healthy are more prone to getting sick when they're home to too many parasitic bacteria, new research ...

Soil-Powered Fuel Cell Promises Cheap, Sustainable Water Purification

Soil microbial fuel cells proven to be capable of creating energy to filter a person's daily drinking water in Brazil ...

Reforestation Plans in Africa Could Go Awry

An international team publishes the findings of a study on the biogeographical history of sub-Saharan ...

Coastal Greenland Reshaped as Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Loss Accelerates

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge and therefore coastal ...

Hurricanes Pack a Bigger Punch for Florida's West Coast

Hurricanes, the United States' deadliest and most destructive weather disasters, are notoriously difficult to predict. With the average storm intensity as well as the proportion of storms that ...

Australian Scientists Discover 500-Meter-Tall Coral Reef in the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef, measuring more than 500 meters high -- taller than the Empire State Building, the Sydney Tower and the Petronas ...

Post-Wildfire Hazards: Toward an Understanding of When and How Slope Failure May Occur

Across the western US, severe wildfires fueled by tinder-dry vegetation have already burned more than 3.2 million hectares (8 million acres) -- an area the size of Maryland -- as of the end of ...

Beaches Can Survive Sea-Level Rises as Long as They Have Space to Move

An international team of coastal scientists has dismissed suggestions that half the world's beaches could become extinct over the course of the 21st ...

How to Design Organic Solar Cell Materials

Scientists have recently scrutinized organic solar cells and derived design rules for light-absorbing dyes that can help to make these cells more efficient, while tailoring the absorption spectrum of ...

Photovoltaics Industry Can Help Meet Paris Agreement Targets

To meet the Paris Agreement's goal of preventing Earth's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial level, one of the best options for the energy ...

Promising Strategies for Durable Perovskite Solar Cells

Perovskite materials are increasingly popular as the active layer in solar cells, but internal forces in these materials cause distortions in their crystal structures, reducing symmetry and ...

Species Loss Affects Basis of Life of Humans

Current species loss also affects our food, water supply, building materials and energy sources. This is confirmed by one of the biggest biodiversity experiments. Researchers found that ecosystem ...

Back to the Future of Climate

Hot and humid: Using minerals from ancient soils, researchers are reconstructing the climate that prevailed on Earth some 55 million years ago. Their findings will help them to better assess how our ...

Small Mussels in the Baltic Are Getting Even Smaller

Blue mussels in the Baltic Sea are getting smaller with time but bigger in numbers, according to a new study. Analyzing data from the last 24 years, the main reason for this appears to be changes in ...

Large Tides May Have Driven Evolution of Fish Towards Life on Land

Big tidal ranges some 400 million years ago may have initiated the evolution of bony fish and land vertebrates. This theory is now supported by researchers who, for the first time, have used ...

Healthcare as a Climate Solution

Although the link may not be obvious, healthcare and climate change -- two issues that pose major challenges around the world -- are in fact more connected than society may realize. So say ...

Floating Gardens: More Than Just a Pretty Place

Floating gardens sound so idyllic. Now, a study proves that they are more than just a pretty place. The study demonstrates that such constructed gardens can have a measurable, positive impact on ...

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