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Seabed Recovers More Quickly Following Extreme Storms Than From the Impacts of Bottom-Towed Fishing

Extreme storms can result in major damage to the seabed similar to that caused by prolonged periods of bottom-towed fishing, according to new research.

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Adding Value to Recycled Wastewater

Environmental health experts at Flinders University are advancing research into a highly sustainable wastewater recycling program by developing a cost-effective way to harvest microalgal biomass for use in biofuels and other applications.

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Seaweed Farms in River Estuaries Significantly Reduce Nitrogen Concentrations and Prevent Environmental Pollution

A new study by Tel Aviv University and  Berkeley University proposes a model according to which the establishment of seaweed farms near river estuaries significantly reduces nitrogen concentrations in the river and prevents environmental pollution in streams and oceans. 

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‘Smart’ Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There’s no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job.

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Lake Mead Drops to a Record Low

The reservoir stands at its lowest level since the 1930s.

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Stanford Researchers Explore How People Respond to Wildfire Smoke

Interviews with Northern California residents reveal that social norms and social support are essential for understanding protective health behaviors during wildfire smoke events – information that could be leveraged to improve public health outcomes.

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Extreme Sea Levels to Become Much More Common as Earth Warms

Extreme sea levels along coastlines across the world will become 100 times more frequent by the end of the century.

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To Sustainably Harness Cow Manure’s Usefulness, Fire It Up

Cow manure – a longtime agricultural waste headache for dairy farmers – soon may ignite a new sustainable fertilizing trend.

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‘Charging Room’ System Powers Lights, Phones, Laptops Without Wires

In a move that could one day free the world’s countertops from their snarl of charging cords, researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Tokyo have developed a system to safely deliver electricity over the air, potentially turning entire buildings into wireless charging zones.

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Upper Missouri River Basin Study Identifies Strategies to Meet Future Water Demands and Improve Drought Resiliency

The Bureau of Reclamation released the Missouri River Headwaters Basin Study that provides options to meet the increased water demand and a change in the timing of the snowmelt runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Fort Peck Reservoir. 

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