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US Beekeepers Lost over 40% of Colonies Last Year, Highest Winter Losses Ever Recorded

Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to preliminary results of the latest annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Maryland-led nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership.

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EPA Announces Its Replacement of Obama-Era Power Plant Rules

The Trump administration has announced a new rule for power plants that gives states more control over setting limits on greenhouse gas emissions and requires only modest efficiency upgrades at facilities.

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Climate Change Could Affect Symbiotic Relationships Between Microorganisms and Trees

Some fungi and bacteria live in close association, or symbiosis, with tree roots in forest soil to obtain mutual benefits.

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Biochar May Boost Carbon Storage, but Benefits to Germination and Growth Appear Scant

Biochar may not be the miracle soil additive that many farmers and researchers hoped it to be, according to a new University of Illinois study. 

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‘Alexa, Monitor My Heart’: Researchers Develop First Contactless Cardiac Arrest AI System for Smart Speakers

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating.

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Sedation Method Does Not Affect Colonoscopy Detection Rate

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and colonoscopy is the most-used screening tool to detect it. 

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Unexpected Culprit – Wetlands as Source of Methane

Wetlands are an important part of the Earth’s natural water management system. 

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Crocs’ Climate Clock: Ancient Distribution of Crocodilians Could Reveal More About past Climates

Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate, according to new findings published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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Marine Life Recovery Following the Dinosaurs’ Extinction

A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Electrons Take Alternative Route to Prevent Plant Stress

Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity’s growing demand for food, it’s crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance.

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