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Monitoring Greenhouse Gases to Save Farmers Money

A team of electrical engineers from The University of Texas at Arlington and UT Dallas is developing a sensing system that can be used on farms to detect greenhouse gas emissions, a major factor in climate change.

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What’s Missing From Forest Mortality Projections? A Look Underground

You can’t see it happening. But what goes on below ground in a forest is very important in determining its fate.

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Humans to Blame for Warming Lakes

While the climate crisis is, unfortunately, a reality, it is all too easy to assume that every aspect of our changing world is a consequence of climate change.

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Drought in the Northern Great Plains

Warm and dry conditions continue to affect agricultural lands in the U.S. Northern Plains and the Canadian Prairies.

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Urban Corals Persist in Unlikely Places

A new study finds coral that live in urban areas have some cool adaptations for their challenging conditions - even specialized proteins for defending against toxic substances.

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Bitcoin Miners Resurrect Fossil Fuel Power Plant, Drawing Backlash From Environmentalists

A cryptocurrency-mining operation in central New York has reopened a shuttered fossil fuel power plant to power 15,300 computer servers used to unlock bitcoins, raising concerns among environmentalists, the Associated Press reports.

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Climate Change from Nuclear War’s Smoke Could Threaten Global Food Supplies, Human Health

Nuclear war would cause many immediate fatalities, but smoke from the resulting fires would also cause climate change lasting up to 15 years that threatens worldwide food production and human health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other institutions.

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Agricultural Runoff Contributes to Global Warming—New Study Helps Us Figure Out How and What We Can Do About It

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas, with 300 times the warming ability of carbon dioxide.

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Pandemic Caused Dip In Building Emissions, but Long-Term Outlook Bleak – UN Report

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic caused CO2 emissions from buildings and construction to fall significantly in 2020, but a lack of real transformation in the sector means that emissions will keep rising and contribute to dangerous climate change, according to the 2021 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction.

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Climate Change Affects Animal Behaviour

Humans are shaping environments at an accelerating rate. 

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