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Conservation Survey Finds Native NYS Pollinators at Risk

The survey could prompt policymakers to update lists of endangered and threatened species

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Rapid Warming in the Gulf of Maine Reverses 900 Years of Cooling

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have examined the dynamic changes in the resilience of UK wastewater treatment works, now known as Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), and discovered that environmental stressors are increasing the potential for pollution events.

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Energizing Africa

The economy of Southern Africa is rapidly developing, driving a growing demand for electricity.

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Nutrition Solution Can Help Heat-Stressed Cows as US Warms

Rising temperatures pose major challenges to the dairy industry – a Holstein’s milk production can decline 30 to 70% in warm weather – but a new Cornell-led study has found a nutrition-based solution to restore milk production during heat-stress events, while also pinpointing the cause of the decline.

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The Many Ways Nature Nurtures Human Well-Being

A systematic review of 301 academic articles on “cultural ecosystem services” has enabled researchers to identify how these nonmaterial contributions from nature are linked to and significantly affect human well-being. 

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Oft-Overlooked Grasslands Build Biodiversity, Resilience Over Centuries

Grasslands’ biodiversity and resilience to disturbances such as fire, heat and drought is the result of a slow process over hundreds of years, like that of old growth forests, finds new CU Boulder-led research.

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A Simple, Cheap Material for Carbon Capture, Perhaps From Tailpipes

Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine — the main component of Formica — chemists have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks, a key goal for the United States and other nations as they seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Weddell Seal Moms Sacrifice Their Diving Capacity to Provide Iron to Their Pups

Weddell seals, which are excellent divers, during lactation provide so much iron to their pups that the mothers then dramatically limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities.

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Experts Warn That Climate Change and Increasing Populations are Threatening the Resilience of UK Wastewater Infrastructure

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have examined the dynamic changes in the resilience of UK wastewater treatment works, now known as Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), and discovered that environmental stressors are increasing the potential for pollution events.

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New Study Calculates Retreat of Glacier Edges in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park

As glaciers worldwide retreat due to climate change, managers of national parks need to know what’s on the horizon to prepare for the future.

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