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Spartans Introduce a Big New Idea With the Help of Tiny Plankton

Researchers at Michigan State University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed a model that connects microscopic biology to macroscopic ecology, which could deepen our understanding of nature’s laws and create new opportunities in ecosystem management.

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Researchers Shed Light on River Resiliency to Flooding

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have completed one of the most extensive river resilience studies, examining how river ecosystems recover following floods. 

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Researchers Assess Florida Keys Coral Health Following Marine Heat Wave

A team of researchers from NOAA’s Mission: Iconic Reefs program and partners from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and the Coral Restoration Foundation completed a scientific mission yesterday to quantify the impact of 2023’s marine heat wave on corals in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 

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Anoxic Marine Basins are Among the Best Candidates for Deep-Sea Carbon Sequestration

Anoxic marine basins are among the most viable places to conduct large-scale carbon sequestration in the deep ocean, while minimizing negative impacts to marine life.

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Reforestation Programmes Threaten Vast Areas of Tropical Grasslands

New research led by the University of Liverpool highlights issues relating to restoration and reforestation projects across Africa.

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Li Ion Conductor Discovery Unlocks New Direction for Sustainable Batteries

One of the grand challenges for materials science is the design and discovery of new materials that address global priorities such as Net Zero.

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Increased Access to Water a Threat to Nomadic Livestock Farmers

Increasing access to water in extremely arid parts of sub-Saharan Africa can help nomadic livestock farmers in the short term. 

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New ‘Time Travel’ Study Reveals Future Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Marshes

A new Tulane University study published in Nature Communications offers a glimpse into the possible impact of climate change on coastal wetlands 50 years or longer into the future.

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Badwater Basin Refills

An ephemeral lake in Death Valley’s Badwater Basin is showing its staying power. 

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How Is Deforested Land in Africa Used?

Africa's forested areas – an estimated 14 % of the global forest area – are continuing to decline at an increasing rate – mostly because of human activities to convert forest land for economic purposes. 

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