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Why Drilling the Arctic Refuge Will Release a Double Dose of Carbon

You can hear them coming long before you can see them. It is like a low, rhythmic singing. Wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer describes it in his book Being Caribou as thrumming.

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One-Third of Farmland in the U.S. Corn Belt Has Lost Its Topsoil

More than a third of farmland in the U.S. Corn Belt — nearly 100 million acres — has completely lost its carbon-rich topsoil due to erosion, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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New UCF Study Examines Leeches for Role in Major Disease of Sea Turtles in Florida

University of Central Florida researchers are homing in on the cause of a major disease of sea turtles, with some of their latest findings implicating saltwater leeches as a possible factor.

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Migratory Birds Track Climate Across the Year

As climate change takes hold across the Americas, some areas will get wetter, and others will get hotter and drier.

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Silencing the Alarm

Like a scene from a horror movie, tomato fruitworm caterpillars silence their food plants’ cries for help as they devour their leaves. 

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Skies of Blue: Recycling Carbon Emissions to Useful Chemicals and Reducing Global Warming

Rapid global urbanization has dramatically changed the face of our planet, polluting our atmosphere with greenhouse gases and causing global warming. 

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Oil Spill Has Long-Term Immunological Effects in Dolphins

A study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry has found long-term impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico on bottlenose dolphins’ immune function. 

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Waste Into Wealth: Harvesting Useful Products From Microbial Growth

Ancient alchemists dreamed of transforming base materials like lead into gold and other valuable commodities. 

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Climate Change Concern Unaffected by Pandemic

Covid-19 has not made people any less concerned about climate change – despite the pandemic disrupting and dominating many aspects of their lives, a study suggests.

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Fueling the Future: Novel Two-Polymer Membrane Boosts Hydrogen Fuel Cell Performance

A considerable portion of the efforts to realize a sustainable world has gone into developing hydrogen fuel cells so that a hydrogen economy can be achieved.

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