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Researchers Harness 2D Magnetic Materials for Energy-Efficient Computing

An MIT team precisely controlled an ultrathin magnet at room temperature, which could enable faster, more efficient processors and computer memories.

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Climate Change Linked to Rise in Mental Distress Among Teens, according to Drexel Study

Worsening human-induced climate change may have effects beyond the widely reported rising sea levels, higher temperatures, and impacts on food supply and migration – and may also extend to influencing mental distress among high schoolers in the United States.

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Drought Parches Morocco

Several years of drought have left a mark on Morocco.

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Air Pollution Linked to More Signs of Alzheimer’s in Brain

People with higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution were more likely to have high amounts of amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer’s disease after death, according to a study published in the February 21, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Climate Change Could Push Bowhead Whales to Cross Paths With Shipping Traffic

Shrinking sea ice and shifts in summer food availability have shifted the whales’ migration patterns. 

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Air Pollution Hides Increases in Rainfall

For much of the last century, the drying effect of aerosols has masked increases in rainfall from greenhouse gases – but as aerosol emissions diminish, average and extreme rains may ramp up.

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Concordia Researchers Identify a Decline in Microbial Genetic Richness in the Western Arctic Ocean

The Arctic region is experiencing climate change at a much faster rate than the rest of the world.

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Climate Change Contributes to Rise of West Nile Virus in Europe

A team of researchers from the Spatial Epidemiology Lab (SpELL) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the bclimate group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) demonstrate in a new publication the contribution of climate change to the geographical expansion of West Nile virus in Europe. 

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Gulf Corals Still Suffering More Than a Decade After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Exposure to oil — and possibly the chemicals used to clean up oil spills — has made corals prone to breaking and showing signs of high stress, even today.

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