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URI Researcher-Led Study Opens Oceans of Possibilities

Since 1934, the Redfield ratio – the recurring ratio of 106:16:1 of carbon to nitrogen to phosphorus (C:N:P) in phytoplankton and the pathways by which these elements are circulated throughout all parts of the Earth – has been a cornerstone of oceanography.

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Turning Coal Mine Drainage into a Source of Rare Minerals

A new study investigates a novel process for lessening the negative environmental impact of coal mine drainage and extracting rare-earth elements from it, precious minerals needed to manufacture many high-tech devices.

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Is it Safe? Why Some Animals Fear Using Wildlife Crossings

The recent capture and euthanization of Los Angeles’ well-known mountain lion P-22, whose numerous injuries were likely the result of being hit by a car, has highlighted the need for safe wildlife crossings in cities and other high-traffic areas.

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Cold and Hot Yellowstone Lake

January is typically the coldest and snowiest month of the year for Yellowstone Lake, which is both the largest lake in Yellowstone National Park and the largest high-elevation lake in North America.

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Winter Warm Spell Stifles Skiing in Swiss Alps

The Alps are seeing a dearth of snowfall this winter amid unusually warm temperatures, forcing closures at some slopes.

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Climate Change Contributing to Real Christmas Tree Shortage

Christmas tree consumers may be challenged again this year in finding a traditional tree due to a continuing supply shortage that can be attributed in part to climate change.

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Energy Savings From the Ground Up

New research led by UTS demonstrates environmental benefits of geothermal technology and sustainable design.

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Cardiovascular Nursing and Climate Change: A Call to Action

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Cardiovascular Nursing Council has published a Call to Action in a special issue of the academic journal Heart, Lung and Circulation.

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Overshooting Climate Targets Could Significantly Increase Risk for Tipping Cascades

Temporarily overshooting climate targets of 1.5-2°C could increase the tipping risk of several Earth system elements by more than 70%, a new risk analysis shows.

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Microplastics Deposited on the Seafloor Triple in 20 Years

The total amount of microplastics deposited on the bottom of oceans has tripled in the past two decades with a progression that corresponds to the type and volume of consumption of plastic products by society.

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