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Saving the Ozone Layer in 1987 Slowed Global Warming

The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first international treaty to successfully slow the rate of global warming.

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Sustainable Material for Carbon Dioxide Capture

In a joint research study from Sweden, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide.

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New Report Shows Dramatic Health Benefits Following Air Pollution Reduction

Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Island 'Soundscapes' Show Potential for Evaluating Recovery of Nesting Seabirds

Conservation biologists are taking a holistic approach to acoustic monitoring for evaluating the effectiveness of restoration efforts.

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Converging on Coastal Science

Advancing a more collective understanding of coastal systems dynamics and evolution is a formidable scientific challenge. PNNL is meeting it head on to inform decisions for the future.

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Peatlands Release More Methane When Disturbed by Roads

Roads built through acidic wetlands may make greenhouse gas emissions from the wetlands spike by damming natural water flow, according to a new study.

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Experiment Closes Critical Gap in Weather Forecasting

SubX, a research-to-operations project, shows promise for improved monthly forecasts.

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Reduced Soil Tilling Helps Both Soils and Yields, Stanford Researchers Find

By monitoring crops through machine learning and satellite data, Stanford scientists have found farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and soybeans and improve the health of the soil – a win-win for meeting growing food needs worldwide.

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Team Finds Link Between Vitamin A And Brain Response In Monarch Butterflies

The findings pave the way for understanding the mechanisms by which vitamin A operates in the brain to translate day length encoding into seasonal physiological and behavioral responses in animals.

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Park Shape Could Reduce Mortality Risk

A study by Texas A&M researchers found that people living near irregularly shaped parks had a lower mortality risk.

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