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Decline of Plant Pollinators Threatens Biodiversity

Dr James Rodger, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU) and lead author, says, this is the first study to provide a global estimate of the importance of pollinators for plants in natural ecosystems.

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The Global Ocean Out of Balance

Surprising as it sounds, all life forms in the ocean, from small krill to large tuna, seem to obey a simple mathematical law that links an organism’s abundance to its body size.

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New Ways for Dynamical Prediction of Extreme Heat Waves

Deep neural network provides an unprecedented forecasting tool up to two weeks before the onset of an extreme heat event.

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Researchers Link Pollution to Cardiovascular Disease, Develop Strategies to Reduce Exposure and Encourage Government Intervention

In a new review article, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from University Hospitals (UH), Case Western Reserve University and Boston College discuss evidence linking pollution and cardiovascular disease.

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: Illinois Research Shows Crops Have Drought ‘Memory’ to Help Reduce Yield Loss

According to new research from the University of Illinois, crops that experience drought conditions or extreme temperatures during their early stages of growth and survive are better able to deal with those same conditions later in their growth cycle.

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Does Environmental Stress Drive Migration?

With the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the world is focused on the consequences of a climate crisis and how we can still change course. 

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New Tests Track Sources of Lead Contamination in Urban Soils and Assess Its Risks

By distinguishing between lead from modern sources and lead from pre-1970s vehicle exhaust fumes and leaded paint, the new test may be especially useful for assessing the hidden risks of legacy contamination.

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Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Satellite Given the Shakes

A new satellite destined to be Europe’s prime mission for monitoring and tracking carbon dioxide emissions from human activity is being put through its paces at ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands.

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Emission Reductions From Pandemic Had Unexpected Effects on Atmosphere

Worldwide restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic caused huge reductions in travel and other economic activities, resulting in lower emissions.

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First Light from Landsat 9

Now in its check-out period, the satellite has provided a glimpse of the compelling and useful imagery it will provide in tandem with Landsat 8.

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