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Stanford Researchers And Others Reveal Pervasive Health Threats Of Unregulated Battery Recycling

Decades after the industrialized world largely eliminated lead poisoning in children, the potent neurotoxin still lurks in one in three children globally.

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NUS Engineers Create ‘Smart’ Aerogel that Turns Air into Drinking Water

Some say future wars will be fought over water, and a billion people around the world are already struggling to find enough water to live.

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More Than 400,000 U.S. Clean Energy Jobs Have Been Lost So Far During the Pandemic

The clean energy sector in the United States lost 429,000 jobs last year due to the economic impacts of Covid-19, with the industry hitting its lowest number of workers since 2015, according to a new analysis of federal unemployment filings.

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A Sea of Rubbish: Ocean Floor Landfills

The Messina Strait, a submarine bridge separating the island of Sicily from the Italian Peninsula, is the area with the largest marine litter density worldwide –more than a million objects per square kilometre in some parts–, as reported in a new review paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

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Aphids Suck: Invasive Aphid Found on Danish Apple Trees

In a collaboration with colleagues at the University of Budapest, University of Copenhagen researchers have analysed and compared a number of samples of green aphids from apples around the world and discovered a new apple-loving pest in Denmark.

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Model Analyzes How Viruses Escape The Immune System

One reason it’s so difficult to produce effective vaccines against some viruses, including influenza and HIV, is that these viruses mutate very rapidly.

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Acidification Impedes Shell Development of Plankton Off the U.S. West Coast

Shelled pteropods, microscopic free-swimming sea snails, are widely regarded as indicators for ocean acidification because research has shown that their fragile shells are vulnerable to increasing ocean acidity.

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Research Finds Tiny Bubbles Tell Tales of Big Volcanic Eruptions

Microscopic bubbles can tell stories about Earth’s biggest volcanic eruptions and geoscientists from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered some of those stories are written in nanoparticles.

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Disease Threatens to Decimate Western Bats

A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats.

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Inexpensive Battery Charges Rapidly For Electric Vehicles, Reduces Range Anxiety

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.

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