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A Solution for Cleaning Up PFAS, One of the World’s Most Intractable Pollutants

A cluster of industrial chemicals known by the shorthand term “PFAS” has infiltrated the far reaches of our planet with significance that scientists are only beginning to understand.

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First Field Measurements of Laughing Gas Isotopes

Thanks to a newly developed laser spectrometer, Empa researchers can for the first time show which processes in grassland lead to nitrous oxide emissions.

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Water Metering Can Reduce Consumption by a Fifth but Only High Income Households Gain Financially

Findings highlighted large differences in the effects of metering across individual households, with small families living in high value houses more likely to be better off with a water meter.

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Transition to Renewable Energy Needs to Consider Global Threat to Species

Researchers advise that future energy policy must consider these unequal international impacts to identify the best routes to decarbonisation.

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Study Finds BPA Levels in Humans Dramatically Underestimated

Researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previously assumed.

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Weight for It: Time-Restricted Eating Benefits Those at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, that increase the risk for adverse health issues, from heart disease and diabetes to stroke.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Explains Bennu’s Mysterious Particle Events

Shortly after NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission’s science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. 

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Forest Fragmentation Hits Wildlife Hardest in the Tropics

Animals that evolved in environments subject to large-scale habitat-altering events like fires and storms are better equipped to handle forest fragmentation caused by human development than species in low-disturbance environments, new research shows.

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Can Arctic ‘Ice Management’ Combat Climate Change?

According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. 

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NASA Finds Tropical Cyclone Ambali Rapidly Intensifying

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Ambali and the visible image showed that the storm was rapidly intensifying.

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