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Reverse Engineering Reveals Pine Tree’s Chemical Production — Worth Billions

Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to a range of fossil-fuel based products worth billions of dollars.

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Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the Virus Out of a Mosquito’s Bite

They approach with the telltale sign – a high-pitched whine. It’s a warning that you are a mosquito’s next meal. 

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Research Unlocks Secrets of Iron Storage in Algae

New research shows that phytoplankton iron storage strategies may determine which species thrive in changing oceans and impact marine food webs, according to a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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UFZ Model in the Fight Against African Swine Fever

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU. 

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Fire’s Effects on Soil Moisture, Runoff

Fire and water. Timeless, opposing forces, they are actually linked in powerful ways that can have major impacts on communities and ecosystems.

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The impact of climate change on language loss

Images of extreme weather and alarming headlines about climate change have become common.

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Up in the air

Large wind turbines are becoming a common site on the vast Prairie landscape. And why not?

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Arctic Report Card Tracks Region’s Environmental Changes

Annual update improves understanding of changing climate, wildlife impacts.

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ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets, Sea Ice, Forests

Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.

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Stronger Pesticide Regulations Likely Needed to Protect All Bee Species

Pesticide regulations designed to protect honeybees fail to account for potential health threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species that are even more important pollinators of food crops and other plants, say three new international papers co-authored by University of Guelph biologists.

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